Weekly ETF Fund Flows: SPY Shines Brightly

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The SPDR S'P 500 ETF (SPY) was the most popular exchange-traded fund in the past week, with investors pouring fresh money into both stock and bond funds even as the stock market edged downward.

SPY pulled in $2.05 billion and the iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond Fund (SHV) gathered $231.4 million. U.S. equities as a class attracted $2.47 billion, while U.S. fixed income added just over $1 billion in new money.

Overall, net inflows totaled $3.90 billion in the five-day trading period ended Aug. 30, though total U.S.-listed ETF assets dipped to $1.232 trillion from $1.234 trillion in the week ended Aug. 23, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse.

Assets were pulled down by a stock market that edged lower in the five-day period. The Dow Jones industrial average eased to just over 13,000 in the week after settling at 13,057.46 the prior week. The market was mostly quiet ahead of comments on Friday by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Bernanke, speaking at the central bank’s annual summer retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., suggested the Fed was at the ready to step in and stimulate the world’s biggest economy with fresh asset purchases, but stopped short of serving up any tangible plans. The Dow was up almost 180 points, or 1.1 percent, on the news.

Among the other noteworthy creations last week was the $161.8 million that flowed into the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), the world’s biggest gold bullion ETF. In all, as an asset class, commodities gathered $402.1 million.

Last week’s least popular ETF was the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM). It suffered redemptions of $500.9 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S'P 500 2,051.53 107,546.78 1.94%
SHV iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond 231.42 2,611.98 9.72%
MDY SPDR S'P MidCap 400 228.36 9,546.52 2.45%
TIP iShares Barclays TIPS Bond 205.22 23,229.49 0.89%
JNK SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond 171.32 11,879.08 1.46%
GLD SPDR Gold 161.75 68,819.95 0.24%
VB Vanguard Small-Cap 148.48 4,400.64 3.49%
USO United States Oil 137.98 1,289.05 11.99%
VEA Vanguard MSCI EAFE 115.33 8,885.24 1.32%
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth 111.93 2,154.95 5.48%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 -500.87 15,182.60 -3.19%
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services -209.57 1,016.97 -17.09%
FXI iShares FTSE China 25 -181.66 4,255.18 -4.09%
SLV iShares Silver Trust -102.49 9,529.48 -1.06%
BWX SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond -96.41 1,865.38 -4.91%
IWB iShares Russell 1000 -89.77 6,365.21 -1.39%
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond -88.66 3,443.35 -2.51%
LQD iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond -71.82 24,003.86 -0.30%
SHY iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond -59.11 8,810.22 -0.67%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR -56.59 3,237.15 -1.72%


ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 2,465.97 566,916.94 0.43%
International Equity -178.30 272,815.77 -0.07%
U.S. Fixed Income 1,047.62 217,791.69 0.48%
International Fixed Income 56.92 19,562.04 0.29%
Commodities 402.08 113,271.54 0.35%
Currency -32.26 2,869.10 -1.12%
Leveraged -14.57 12,395.93 -0.12%
Inverse -9.48 20,057.06 -0.05%
Asset Allocation 18.08 2,095.33 0.86%
Alternatives 147.44 4,625.87 3.19%
Total: 3,903.50 1,232,401.26 0.32%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds '$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
PXJ PowerShares Dynamic Oil ' Gas Services 83,933 1,825,755 435.05%
EQIN Russell Equity Income 1,824 36,664 402.12%
GMM SPDR S'P Emerging Markets 23,912 461,377 385.90%
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 24,970 406,936 325.94%
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock 193,181 2,998,923 310.48%
TDTF FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS 68,758 1,046,262 304.33%
EMCB WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond 12,028 169,760 282.29%
LIT Global X Lithium 27,906 387,567 277.77%
LVOL Russell 1000 Low Volatility 17,735 232,366 262.04%
SHV iShares Barclays Short Treasury Bond 329,559 4,005,447 243.08%


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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
NIB iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Total Return ETN 10.02% 384,001 44.82
CHOC iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN 9.60% 36,383 5.11
RRF WisdomTree Global Real Return 6.95% 3,662 4.84
FUE ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Total Return ETN 3.77% 1,150 2.06
USV ETRACS CMCI Silver Total Return ETN 3.41% 4,080 6.80
SOYB Teucrium Soybeans 3.26% 164,355 12.82
BDG PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN 3.11% 1,450 1.35
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 3.08% 146,291 51.50
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam 2.56% 988,685 269.96
JJN iPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN 2.49% 2,830 6.74

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -9.47% 10,857 10.87
TAN Guggenheim Solar -9.24% 154,749 42.58
EMT EGShares Emerging Markets Metals ' Mining -7.33% 19,146 11.40
PLTM First Trust ISE Global Platinum -6.94% 35,003 7.35
EMMT iShares MSCI-Emerging Markets Materials -6.83% 9,467 6.35
KOL Market Vectors Coal -6.78% 723,526 172.98
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -6.64% 197,274 6.15
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -6.63% 15,867,167 2,461.16
LGEM EGShares Basic Materials GEMS -6.47% 10,600 2.58
CHIM Global X China Materials -6.44% 30,283 2.13

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 51.23 0.67 1,089.22
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 48.41 3.08 51.50
JJG iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN 42.24 1.36 181.37
BBH Market Vectors Biotech 38.84 0.60 126.33
WEET iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN 38.73 1.27 2.93
XHB SPDR S'P Homebuilders 37.24 0.60 1,540.79
GRU ELEMENTS MLCX Grains - Total Return ETN 36.00 1.07 20.40
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market 34.82 -2.12 547.90
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology 33.56 0.44 246.57
XBI SPDR S'P Biotech 32.89 0.88 635.76

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -74.45 -6.64 6.15
VXAA ETRACS 1-Month S'P 500 VIX Futures ETN -68.21 -4.11 2.73
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -66.48 1.07 176.72
VXX iPath S'P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -66.45 0.93 2,140.83
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -66.42 0.78 23.31
VXBB ETRACS 2-Month S'P 500 VIX Futures ETN -53.07 1.88 4.17
VXCC ETRACS 3-Month S'P 500 VIX Futures ETN -41.63 1.35 5.50
VXDD ETRACS 4-Month S'P 500 VIX Futures ETN -37.53 0.80 5.76
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -34.69 -9.47 10.87
TAN Guggenheim Solar -33.60 -9.24 42.58

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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