Weekly ETF Fund Flows: Equities Jump

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The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca:SPY)-the largest ETF in the world with $101.31 billion in assets-was the most popular ETF in the week ended Thursday, Aug. 2, raking in a whopping $4.53 billion in new assets as investors upped their risk exposure through U.S. equities.

Interestingly, SPY was also one of the worst-performing funds in the past five days, shedding more than 5 percent of value. The stock market had hoped U.S. and European central banks would announce actionable measures to stimulate the economy both here and abroad, something that did not materialize.

The Dow Jones industrial average traded both sides of the market all week, and ended the Thursday-to-Thursday period largely unchanged, down a mere 9 points, or 0.07 percent, at 12,878.88. Following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report Friday, however, the market was tagging on gains of more than 1.5 percent.

All in all, investors plowed more than $9.58 billion into U.S. ETFs this past week, more than half of which landed in U.S. equities funds. Total U.S. ETF assets, taking into account market movement, ended the week at $1.189 trillion.

Along with riskier equities exposure came the appetite for the safety of fixed income; fixed-income ETFs saw inflows of more than $2.5 billion.

The iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEArca:IEI) was one of the most popular funds in the week ended Thursday, raking in $765 million-the equivalent of roughly a third of the fund's total assets coming into the week-and now boasts $2.83 billion in assets.

The iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEArca:TLT), as well as high-yield strategies, also made it into the top creations list.

On the flip side, the iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEArca:IWM) was the least popular fund in the past week, bleeding $495 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 4,538.46 101,316.06 4.69%
VWO Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets 906.55 52,012.93 1.77%
IEI iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond 765.25 2,829.52 37.07%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ 640.19 32,996.66 1.98%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust 476.00 11,662.19 4.26%
JNK SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond 277.30 11,496.11 2.47%
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond 263.28 15,887.92 1.69%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail 257.78 803.99 47.19%
XLI Industrial Select SPDR 237.43 3,317.84 7.71%
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond 218.79 3,944.70 5.87%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 -495.07 14,296.99 -3.35%
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate -421.27 3,869.62 -9.82%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 -292.67 176.15 -62.43%
IVV iShares S&P 500 -282.98 30,401.09 -0.92%
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value -254.30 3,658.03 -6.50%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -190.82 5,832.29 -3.17%
XLE Energy Select SPDR -182.37 6,592.96 -2.69%
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -112.01 7,565.98 -1.46%
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x -95.45 1,121.72 -7.84%
MDY SPDR S&P MidCap 400 -94.70 9,045.39 -1.04%


ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 5,735.95 543,333.85 1.06%
International Equity 1,004.54 265,411.87 0.38%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,360.51 215,627.82 1.09%
International Fixed Income 295.44 19,117.65 1.55%
Commodities 416.11 106,027.15 0.39%
Currency -28.60 2,916.06 -0.98%
Leveraged -712.21 11,590.77 -6.14%
Inverse 497.27 19,658.39 2.53%
Asset Allocation 16.44 1,985.34 0.83%
Alternatives -3.65 4,017.21 -0.09%
Total: 9,581.80 1,189,686.10 0.81%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds 'gt;$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
VPU Vanguard Utilities 317,202 7,693,847 485.11%
IFGL iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-US. 413,907 9,556,361 461.76%
IGF iShares S&P Global Infrastructure 120,680 2,662,378 441.23%
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury 72,120 1,573,403 436.33%
EXI iShares S&P Global Industrials 27,626 562,992 407.59%
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term 26,575 466,396 351.01%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury 1,099,848 18,259,274 332.03%
EEMV iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility 135,728 2,199,538 324.11%
CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan 116,167 1,881,681 323.96%
PSCH PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care 25,279 402,654 318.57%


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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
NIB iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Total Return ETN 7.97% 130,869 26.26
CHOC iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN 7.33% 37,104 3.24
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea 6.94% 8,861,042 2,590.05
AAIT iShares MSCI All Country Asia Information Technology 5.80% 1,671 4.99
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan 5.38% 31,884,633 2,044.97
AIA iShares S&P Asia 50 5.06% 47,082 190.76
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 4.98% 525,752 39.80
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia 4.87% 61,345 20.10
UGA United States Gasoline 4.83% 187,335 82.56
INXX EGShares India Infrastructure 4.67% 85,561 51.15
Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR -9.73% 38,731,247 2,894.92
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech -6.42% 2,177,428 697.97
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -6.37% 198,553,029 1,566.34
UNG United States Natural Gas -5.51% 89,058,297 1,272.13
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund -5.33% 46,508 3.53
SPY SPDR S&P 500 -5.09% 801,976,963 101,316.06
PBE PowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome Portfolio -5.01% 84,442 130.10
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas -4.93% 194,065 45.79
PSCE PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy -4.84% 31,458 41.12
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology -4.83% 546,392 242.59

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
JJG iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN 37.98 -0.20 178.27
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 37.31 -2.70 856.85
BBH Market Vectors Biotech 34.22 -0.70 117.43
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market 32.62 0.70 492.57
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 31.00 2.08 44.21
WEET iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN 29.90 0.79 2.76
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology 29.07 -4.83 242.59
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech 29.00 -6.42 697.97
EPHE iShares MSCI Philippines Investable Market 28.01 3.17 145.84
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology 25.73 -2.66 2,155.94

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -63.95 -1.68 140.40
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -63.91 -1.74 26.57
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -62.35 -6.37 1,566.34
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -39.35 -2.06 8.38
TAN Guggenheim Solar -38.19 -3.27 40.78
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -30.17 2.30 7.62
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -30.01 2.30 101.19
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -29.74 -1.51 254.53
KOL Market Vectors Coal -29.15 3.04 167.68
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -29.05 -0.39 29.14

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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