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Weekly ETF Flows: SPY Leads, GLD Bleeds

Investors returned to stocks in the week ended Thursday, July 19, pumping more than $5.15 billion of fresh capital into U.S. equities ETFs, as the broad stock market tagged on gains of nearly 3 percent.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca:SPY)--the largest U.S. equity ETF in the world with more than $108 billion in assets--was the most popular fund in the past five-day period, attracting $1.78 billion in new assets.

iShares' take on the S&P 500 Index, the iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (NYSEArca:IVV), was also among the most popular ETFs with investors, raking in $403.7 million to push its total assets up to $30.88 billion.

The inflows came as the Dow Jones industrial average climbed some 370 points to close Thursday at 12,943.36, or 2.9 percent higher than a week earlier.

Altogether, $5.99 billion of fresh investor money found its way into the U.S. ETF market, which now has more than $1.204 trillion in assets, the closest it has been to its all-time record of $1.219 trillion in months. The record of almost $1.220 trillion was reached on March 27.

From an asset class perspective, interestingly, commodities bled more than $612 million in assets, but commodities funds were this week's top performing strategies. In fact, IndexUniverse's weekly returns data showed that the top 10 best performing ETPs in the five-day period ended Thursday were either agriculture- or energy-related.

Meanwhile, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca:GLD), the world's largest physical bullion gold fund with more than $64 billion in assets, led this week's redemptions. Investors took $646.1 million out of the fund as gold prices softened while equities rose.

The iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca:IAU) also saw redemptions of $92.64 million in the week. The fund now has $9.26 billion in total assets.

Investors plowed another $567 million into U.S. fixed income ETFs, but a pair of iShares near-term Treasury and credit bond funds still ranked among the week's biggest losers. The iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEArca:SHY) gave up $346.4 million, or 3.5 percent of its total assets.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 1,783.32 108,903.41 1.66%
XLI Industrial Select SPDR 861.15 3,699.17 30.34%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ 660.83 34,105.32 1.98%
IVV iShares S&P 500 403.70 30,879.94 1.32%
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond 380.43 15,502.34 2.52%
DVY iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend 212.95 10,888.29 1.99%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 157.93 15,964.00 1.00%
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services 152.57 1,286.12 13.46%
EMB iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond 152.40 5,221.19 3.01%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR 146.97 4,950.43 3.06%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
GLD SPDR Gold -646.09 64,003.56 -1.00%
SHY iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond -346.44 9,558.08 -3.50%
CSJ iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond -146.77 9,552.27 -1.51%
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend -131.61 9,109.01 -1.42%
IWR iShares Russell Midcap -116.72 5,719.33 -2.00%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail -97.66 652.69 -13.01%
IAU iShares Gold Trust -92.64 9,263.57 -0.99%
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth -77.29 7,203.56 -1.06%
XLE Energy Select SPDR -74.84 7,251.87 -1.02%
IEF iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond -65.39 4,837.38 -1.33%

ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 5,149.14 560,655.04 0.92%
International Equity 477.07 265,347.04 0.18%
U.S. Fixed Income 567.00 212,981.05 0.27%
International Fixed Income 362.60 18,633.82 1.95%
Commodities -612.62 106,115.87 -0.58%
Currency -3.29 2,978.38 -0.11%
Leveraged -74.76 12,734.70 -0.59%
Inverse 30.45 19,106.96 0.16%
Asset Allocation 10.03 1,942.81 0.52%
Alternatives 85.10 3,925.22 2.17%
Total: 5,990.71 1,204,420.89 0.50%

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

Ticker Name Average Volume(30 Day) 1 Week AverageVolume % of Average
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 12,994 298,110 458.85%
CORP PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond 16,482 245,220 297.57%
SPHQ PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio 34,739 476,809 274.51%
VQT Barclays ETN+ S&P Veqtor ETN 21,447 290,822 271.20%
EBND SPDR Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Local Bond 43,139 578,110 268.02%
RYH Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Health Care 23,574 310,738 263.63%
GRES IQ Global Resources 12,854 162,272 252.49%
BSJD Guggenheim BulletShares 2013 High Yield Corporate Bond 53,332 672,194 252.08%
BSJE Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 High Yield Corporate Bond 63,344 789,130 249.16%
IHI iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices 73,356 866,536 236.25%

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
JJG iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN 10.05% 795,064 195.25
JJE iPath Dow Jones-UBS Energy Total Return ETN 8.33% 78,362 12.12
WEET iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN 8.21% 3,233 2.80
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN 8.10% 3,081,441 459.80
GRU ELEMENTS MLCX Grains - Total Return ETN 7.77% 674,025 17.51
BNO United States Brent Oil 7.66% 273,980 49.82
JJA iPath Dow Jones UBS Agriculture Total Return ETN 7.66% 127,115 128.95
USO United States Oil 7.58% 39,835,569 1,347.52
FUE ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Total Return ETN 7.52% 7,841 2.66
RJN ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity - Energy Total Return ETN 7.33% 503,686 71.48
Bottom 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and 'lt;1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -15.89% 93,063 5.56
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -11.55% 2,538,963 133.60
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -11.49% 1,449,919 31.06
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -11.26% 189,036,414 1,523.90
USMI United States Metals Index Fund -10.83% 8,994 3.69
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -5.23% 3,526 1.17
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -5.08% 1,615,576 242.58
PXN PowerShares Lux Nanotech Portfolio -4.60% 105,491 21.70
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -4.26% 39,463 77.55
UBC ETRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN -4.22% 3,055 4.39

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN 105.68 12.32 291.35
SVXY ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures 103.04 12.17 21.33
AAVX ETRACS Daily Short 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN 98.48 11.77 17.20
BBVX ETRACS Daily Short 2-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN 63.70 10.04 15.72
RETL Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares 61.68 8.20 9.49
BIB ProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotech 61.36 5.15 33.54
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ 52.96 12.99 231.85
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x 49.07 1.87 96.00
DDVX ETRACS Daily Short 4-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN 45.24 4.40 13.97
BDCL ETRACS 2X Leveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN 44.55 1.13 45.49

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures -91.00 -21.97 237.59
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN -90.08 -20.55 213.07
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility -73.92 -15.89 5.56
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -64.81 -11.55 133.60
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -64.68 -11.26 1,523.90
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -64.65 -11.49 31.06
VXAA ETRACS 1-Month S&P 500 VIX Futures ETN -63.79 0.00 3.11
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Mid Term ETN -56.59 -6.45 3.85
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X -55.95 -1.82 217.73
VZZB iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (II) -52.88 -8.19 1.70

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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