Weekly ETF Flows: Assets Reach Record

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Investors, urged on by positive economic data and ongoing effects of the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies, poured $2.37 billion into U.S. ETFs in the five trading days ended Oct. 4, helping lift total U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund assets up to a record of $1.315 trillion.

Rising markets also provided a tail wind, with the Dow Jones industrial average rising 0.6 percent on Thursday, Oct. 4 to 13,575.36 from 13,485.97 in the prior five-day period, ended Sept. 27. Investors were responding to economic data pointing to growth in the jobs market and the services sector, and gold inflows spoke to the effects of the Fed’s “QE3” program.

The new asset record of $1.315 trillion eclipsed a previous high-water mark of almost $1.311 trillion set on Sept. 19, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse. The latest weekly inflows follow a record month of inflows in September. Total assets at the end of last month were up 22.5 percent from the end of 2011, and up a third from $973.5 million a year earlier.

Last week’s most popular fund was the iShares S'P 500 Index Fund (IVV), which pulled in $1.41 billion. Interestingly, last week’s least popular fund was the broadly similar SPDR S'P 500 ETF (SPY). The highly liquid SPY, which is often used for hedging and equitizing of cash, suffered redemptions of $1.16 billion.

Gold was also a popular investment in the past week, with the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), the world’s biggest bullion ETF, recording inflows of $728 million, lifting total assets to more than $76.8 billion.

The iShares Gold Trust (IAU) meanwhile pulled in almost $275 million in fresh assets, a 2.4 percent jump that lifted assets in the physical gold fund to nearly $11.8 billion.

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IVV iShares S'P 500 1,406.34 33,408.14 4.39%
GLD SPDR Gold 728.23 76,783.93 0.96%
SSO ProShares Ultra S'P 500 440.76 1,569.95 39.03%
EWH iShares MSCI Hong Kong 389.82 2,499.30 18.48%
QLTA iShares Aaa-A Rated Corporate Bond 275.49 295.94 1,347.16%
IAU iShares Gold Trust 274.75 11,787.70 2.39%
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond 272.57 4,170.92 6.99%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust 261.65 11,860.79 2.26%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR 260.84 5,392.97 5.08%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany 254.52 3,607.40 7.59%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S'P 500 -1,155.59 120,699.50 -0.95%
IJH iShares S'P 400 MidCap -954.71 11,442.12 -7.70%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 -689.46 17,669.37 -3.76%
MVV ProShares Ultra MidCap 400 -506.61 95.38 -84.16%
XLE Energy Select SPDR -473.89 7,450.58 -5.98%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ -466.40 34,638.38 -1.33%
DVY iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend -297.35 11,034.14 -2.62%
LTPZ PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS -246.26 153.55 -61.59%
PHB PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond -211.20 880.28 -19.35%
XOP SPDR S'P Oil ' Gas Exploration ' Production -201.13 728.45 -21.64%


ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -1,225.56 606,962.21 -0.20%
International Equity 1,191.10 297,874.80 0.40%
U.S. Fixed Income 660.93 222,000.30 0.30%
International Fixed Income 744.22 21,822.73 3.41%
Commodities 1,081.92 125,321.10 0.86%
Currency -95.85 2,922.54 -3.28%
Leveraged -29.84 13,296.46 -0.22%
Inverse 68.35 18,813.82 0.36%
Asset Allocation 16.59 2,250.02 0.74%
Alternatives -41.99 4,094.70 -1.03%
Total: 2,369.88 1,315,358.68 0.18%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds '$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
QLTA iShares Aaa-A Rated Corporate Bond 178,778 5,296,995 592.58%
ILB PIMCO Global Advantage Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy 46,965 1,102,454 469.48%
LTPZ PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS 170,658 3,769,112 441.72%
SCPB SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond 464,126 9,205,690 396.69%
PHB PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond 1,159,747 21,697,391 374.17%
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury 27,858 426,150 305.94%
AGZ iShares Barclays Agency Bond 32,332 469,118 290.19%
PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt 1,379,865 19,889,899 288.29%
YAO Guggenheim China All-Cap 18,920 272,721 288.29%
FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX 180,258 2,585,977 286.92%


Top 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and '1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PTM ETRACS CMCI Long Platinum Total Return ETN 8.00% 199,071 41.32
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 7.84% 780,878 42.96
RRF WisdomTree Global Real Return 7.73% 11,678 4.90
JJT iPath Dow Jones-UBS Tin Total Return ETN 6.95% 14,869 8.63
SGAR iPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN 6.68% 4,564 2.85
INDA iShares MSCI India 6.54% 154,174 21.24
SGG iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return ETN 6.34% 164,403 39.04
SCIF Market Vectors India Small-Cap 6.23% 634,607 45.15
PALL ETFS Physical Palladium 6.04% 264,682 524.22
INXX EGShares India Infrastructure 6.00% 29,498 61.97

Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and '1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -6.64% 196,473 4.83
BTAH QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Beta -4.52% 2,981 4.83
PLTM First Trust ISE Global Platinum -4.41% 35,100 8.39
SZR WisdomTree Dreyfus South African Rand -3.86% 8,155 4.60
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -3.81% 6,320 10.97
JSC SPDR Russell/Nomura Small Cap Japan -3.48% 27,790 62.91
NIB iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Total Return ETN -3.24% 150,410 32.59
PSTL PowerShares Global Steel -2.86% 2,205 1.93
CHOC iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN -2.82% 20,950 7.31
SHBT Russell 2000 High Beta -2.80% 1,150 4.55

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 71.84 3.88 1,443.52
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 62.26 -2.54 55.81
BBH Market Vectors Biotech 53.66 3.55 142.62
XHB SPDR S'P Homebuilders 50.73 2.08 1,954.83
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology 46.05 3.16 264.68
INCO EGShares India Consumer 43.92 4.84 2.28
XBI SPDR S'P Biotech 43.27 1.65 693.72
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology 41.27 3.13 2,582.27
TAO Guggenheim China Real Estate 39.89 1.59 30.53
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market 39.73 -0.76 575.79

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -75.65 -0.92 1,642.29
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -75.65 -1.02 165.33
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -75.61 -0.90 14.90
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -74.45 -6.64 4.83
VXZ iPath S'P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -46.13 -1.98 160.31
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -45.80 -2.10 96.88
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -43.82 0.52 5.86
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -33.91 -3.81 10.97
TAN Guggenheim Solar -31.13 -0.82 46.27
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN -27.30 0.15 44.69

Disclaimer:All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

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