July's exchange traded fund (
) asset breakdown is out, and the numbers show an interesting
picture: commodity ETFs fell out of favor while emerging markets
saw a resurgence of interest.
National Stock Exchange announced that assets in
U.S.-listed ETFs and exchange traded notes (ETNs) totaled
approximately $835.2 billion at July 2010 month-end. That number
represents an increase of about 29% over July 2009. [
June ETF Assets.
The number of ETFs and ETNs available also surged to 1,031, a
21% increase from a year ago.
Where did the money go?
- Fixed-income and the global/international equities led all
categories with inflows at $4.59 billion and $4.51 billion
respectively for the month.
- Commodities saw the biggest outflows at $1.77 billion for the
month of July. [
The July ETF Performance Report.
- Currencies also saw their assets dip to $4.9 billion in July,
down about $400 million in June.
Among the providers, iShares gathered nearly $7 billion in new
money last month. The race between
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: VWO)
continued: VWO pulled in $2 billion in new money to finish the
month with $29.1 billion. EEM has $39 billion.
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Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.