Back to Main

Weekly ETF Fund Flows: Assets At Record $1.413T

By: IndexUniverse
Posted: 1/25/2013 11:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: DXJ;GUNR;SPY;VWO

Investors poured more than $3 billion into U.S. ETFs last week, led by the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index ETF (NYSEArca:VWO), and a rising market helped lift total ETF assets in the U.S. to a record of more than $1.413 trillion.

VWO gathered $541.4 million, with the Nos. 2 and 3 funds on IndexUniverse's top creations list being the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca:DXJ) and the FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources ETF (NYSEArca:GUNR). DXJ added $519.9 million, while GUNR attracted $396.9 million, virtually all of it on Thursday, Jan. 24, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse.

Rising markets have been a big ingredient in the recent string of days ending with record assets in ETFs-a calculation that for IndexUniverse includes both ETFs and exchange-traded notes, or ETNs. In the five-day period ended yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 229 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 13,825.33, fueled by continuing improvement in economic data.

The least-popular fund in the past week was the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca:SPY), which recorded redemptions of $1.65 billion. SPY, the biggest ETF in the world by assets, ended the period with assets of $123.89 billion. SPY celebrates its 20 th anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 29. On that day in 1993, it became the first U.S.-listed ETF.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets 541.41 61,749.32 0.88%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity 519.89 2,153.63 31.82%
GUNR FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources 396.93 1,291.63 44.37%
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate 368.12 4,623.30 8.65%
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy 298.56 2,547.89 13.27%
USMV iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility 291.88 1,219.44 31.47%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 250.60 18,450.78 1.38%
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth 192.07 4,579.78 4.38%
VNQ Vanguard REIT 191.28 16,711.12 1.16%
XLK Technology Select SPDR 185.79 8,876.31 2.14%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 -1,646.65 123,891.96 -1.31%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail -430.04 503.58 -46.06%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 -397.79 36,594.19 -1.08%
PCY PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt -299.52 2,793.73 -9.68%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ -299.29 32,383.43 -0.92%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust -281.33 10,902.78 -2.52%
SLV iShares Silver Trust -274.92 10,715.32 -2.50%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -196.71 10,336.62 -1.87%
MDY SPDR S&P MidCap 400 -122.17 11,425.42 -1.06%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR -114.80 3,971.67 -2.81%


ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -222.53 645,161.30 -0.03%
International Equity 2,895.92 355,387.87 0.81%
U.S. Fixed Income 678.60 227,913.91 0.30%
International Fixed Income 302.39 27,061.90 1.12%
Commodities -409.79 118,980.59 -0.34%
Currency -49.81 2,776.58 -1.79%
Leveraged -486.44 13,917.72 -3.50%
Inverse 177.64 16,229.30 1.09%
Asset Allocation 67.34 2,660.21 2.53%
Alternatives 76.51 3,286.70 2.33%
Total: 3,029.82 1,413,376.07 0.21%


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

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
ITIP iShares International Inflation-Linked 27,020 500,061 370.14%
GUNR FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources 716,636 12,890,991 359.76%
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 19,351 329,841 340.90%
PXF PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. 106,209 1,770,102 333.33%
PID PowerShares International Dividend Achievers 407,943 6,456,495 316.54%
INKM SPDR SSgA Income Allocation 61,659 849,710 275.62%
EBND SPDR Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond 110,131 1,417,676 257.45%
AUSE WisdomTree Australia Dividend 6,340 78,483 247.57%
BJK Market Vectors Gaming 30,630 363,400 237.29%
PXE PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production 45,365 525,601 231.72%


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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
BAL iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN 7.42% 117,251 36.87
LD iPath Dow Jones-UBS Lead Total Return ETN 6.63% 10,361 7.56
LEDD iPath Pure Beta Lead ETN 6.18% 3,000 0.89
UGA United States Gasoline 5.14% 140,068 66.52
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 5.05% 16,872,261 2,149.25
PXJ PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services 4.51% 133,116 123.42
XTN SPDR S&P Transportation 4.49% 44,948 15.01
GEX Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy 4.44% 58,865 48.88
PKB PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction 4.35% 249,676 82.06
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders 4.35% 23,565,698 2,608.21
Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded
Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -24.94% 4,770 0.59
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -10.39% 157,865,083 1,027.59
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -10.39% 2,059,103 12.08
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -10.38% 6,261,531 148.59
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -9.37% 2,037,420 61.83
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -9.37% 1,200 4.08
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -9.36% 235,969 36.11
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -6.19% 409,845 39.90
SCIF Market Vectors India Small-Cap -5.33% 1,310,268 106.83
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -5.21% 17,957,317 2,648.45

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Guggenheim Solar 21.28 2.90 66.40
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy 19.28 1.21 13.02
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam 13.77 -1.27 354.23
CQQQ Guggenheim China Technology 12.68 2.24 19.80
XTN SPDR S&P Transportation 11.57 4.49 15.01
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market 11.37 2.48 913.58
KBWC PowerShares KBW Capital Markets 11.30 4.13 3.68
FAA Guggenheim Airline 11.09 0.68 19.34
BAL iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN 10.62 7.42 36.87
IYT iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average 10.40 3.49 593.71

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -37.16 -24.94 0.59
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -27.28 -10.39 12.08
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -27.28 -10.39 1,027.59
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -27.17 -10.38 148.59
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -19.95 -9.37 61.83
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -19.95 -9.37 4.08
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -19.92 -9.36 36.11
XVZ iPath S&P Dynamic VIX ETN -9.57 -3.57 188.89
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -7.21 -6.19 39.90
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -6.83 -4.67 8,224.14

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.

Permalink | 'copy; Copyright 2009 IndexUniverse LLC. All rights reserved

Don't forget to check IndexUniverse.com's ETF Data section.

Copyright ® 2013 IndexUniverse LLC . All Rights Reserved.