Weekly ETF Fund Flows: Bond Funds Shine

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A number of fixed-income funds were among the most popular ETFs in the past week, as concerns about the macroeconomy crept back into the picture, particularly with regards to the job market.

The iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (SHY) was No. 2 on the creations list, with inflows of $287.1 million, and net inflows in the week totaled $487 million. Still, total ETF assets dipped a bit less than 1 percent to $1.453 trillion, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse, the result of the S'P 500 Index dipping 0.5 percent on concern about the economic recovery.

Weekly first-time jobless claims rose unexpectedly on Thursday, spooking the market a day ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report. The effect on asset prices of the March employment report, which showed just 88,000 jobs being created in the month, wasn’t reflected in these latest flows data.

Last week’s least popular ETF was the physical bullion ETF, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), which dropped $767.2 million in assets. It still remained by far the world’s second-biggest ETF, with total assets of $59.94 billion.

The world’s biggest exchange-traded fund, the SPDR S'P 500 ETF (SPY), was the most popular fund last week, raking in $1.99 billion. It ended the five-day period with assets over $131 billion.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S'P 500 1,985.69 131,091.35 1.54%
SHY iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond 287.10 7,771.24 3.84%
IEF iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond 236.61 4,541.04 5.50%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market 185.21 28,964.63 0.64%
AGG iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market 165.66 15,280.70 1.10%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan 158.52 7,277.74 2.23%
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 137.21 1,294.16 11.86%
VNQ Vanguard REIT 134.65 18,694.11 0.73%
BKLN PowerShares Senior Loan 125.34 3,141.27 4.16%
XLP Consumer Staples Select SPDR 115.63 6,615.20 1.78%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
GLD SPDR Gold -767.17 59,944.72 -1.26%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets -533.60 57,071.36 -0.93%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE -495.10 40,639.64 -1.20%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 -412.61 20,417.81 -1.98%
TIP iShares Barclays TIPS Bond -375.85 20,473.73 -1.80%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -348.04 11,254.80 -3.00%
XLE Energy Select SPDR -310.53 7,239.15 -4.11%
MDY SPDR S'P MidCap 400 -237.08 11,699.08 -1.99%
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate -232.66 5,494.29 -4.06%
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond -214.07 3,490.44 -5.78%


ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,677.50 699,016.73 0.24%
International Equity -1,406.23 347,445.57 -0.40%
U.S. Fixed Income 702.01 234,572.52 0.30%
International Fixed Income 116.36 27,251.87 0.43%
Commodities -1,013.35 102,762.69 -0.99%
Currency 20.16 2,749.72 0.73%
Leveraged 29.25 13,563.91 0.22%
Inverse 131.85 18,673.46 0.71%
Asset Allocation 62.50 3,131.83 2.00%
Alternatives 166.99 3,448.08 4.84%
Total: 487.03 1,452,616.39 0.03%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds '$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
HYEM Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond 202,103 5,604,255 554.59%
SBB ProShares Short SmallCap600 110,296 2,985,202 541.31%
BKF iShares MSCI BRIC 338,909 7,234,072 426.90%
PBD PowerShares Global Clean Energy 36,998 674,667 364.70%
TLH iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bond 92,836 1,619,245 348.84%
HYS PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond 305,557 5,233,023 342.52%
VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond 371,977 6,182,736 332.43%
IYG iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services 88,130 1,388,730 315.15%
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai 56,246 882,691 313.87%
GHYG iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond 14,097 221,191 313.81%


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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury 3.23% 44,307 87.93
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury 2.97% 86,486 165.17
REZ iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Plus Capped 2.90% 191,846 317.04
ICF iShares Cohen ' Steers Realty Majors 2.80% 1,418,709 2,986.70
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 2.78% 4,600 0.76
SCIF Market Vectors India Small-Cap 2.67% 1,430,924 108.81
BTAL QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta 2.64% 2,424 14.39
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT 2.46% 1,042,854 2,173.55
SCHH Schwab U. S. REIT 2.46% 511,696 517.97
GRI Cohen ' Steers Global Realty Majors 2.45% 138,820 102.24

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -11.15% 700,657 33.59
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -10.93% 20,843,656 2,043.14
SILJ PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) -9.94% 28,413 3.14
JJG iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN -9.77% 190,428 107.84
CORN Teucrium Corn -9.22% 358,973 39.20
GGGG Global X PURE Gold Miners -9.08% 14,637 3.08
JUNR Global X Junior Miners ETF -9.01% 36,360 2.79
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners -8.98% 134,676 24.99
PSAU PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals -8.13% 34,841 26.73
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -7.34% 106,578,709 6,715.13

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
IDXJ Market Vectors Indonesia Small Cap 26.05 -1.24 8.35
BBH Market Vectors Biotech 21.26 1.79 230.29
DBJP db X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity 21.01 -0.69 24.98
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam 19.04 0.28 457.99
FXG First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX 18.78 -0.75 522.06
KBWP PowerShares KBW Property ' Casualty Insurance 17.81 0.87 24.56
KBWY PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT 17.65 1.01 76.94
MORT Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income 17.50 -0.45 121.17
KBWI PowerShares KBW Insurance 17.47 -0.38 2.52
CSD Guggenheim Spin-Off 17.39 -0.61 151.55

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -35.83 -1.07 1,294.16
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -35.83 -1.07 16.86
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -35.43 -0.99 226.88
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -32.79 -11.15 33.59
GGGG Global X PURE Gold Miners -26.29 -9.08 3.08
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -25.84 2.78 0.76
SIL Global X Silver Miners -24.99 -6.75 258.25
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -24.23 -10.93 2,043.14
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -23.97 0.14 3.88
VXZ iPath S'P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -23.97 0.14 58.94

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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