Daily ETF Flows
ETF.com Staff
November 20, 2014

Investors poured $334.9 million into VWO on Wednesday, June 29, as stocks moved up on Greek vote.

An earlier version of the following story incorrectly stated total inflows, as data from State Street Global Advisors were largely missing. A corrected repetition, including SSgA flows, follows.


Investors poured $836.5 million into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) on Wednesday, as stocks rose following the approval by Greece’s parliament of an austerity plan aimed at helping the Mediterranean country manage its large debt load.

Overall, $1.82 billion in new money flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs, lifting total assets to more than $1.089 trillion from $1.079 trillion on Tuesday, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse.

Rising stocks helped lift the asset total, with the Dow Jones industrial average increasing 72.73 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,261.42, largely because of the vote in Greece, which markets interpreted as a sign that Greece would avoid a debt default, at least for now.

The second fund on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Creations” list was the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO), which gathered $334.9 million in new assets. Another of Vanguard’s funds, its Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: VB), added $108.4 million.

It’s possible that the Vanguard inflows were related to monthly rebalancing. Creation and redemption activity on Vanguard ETFs often spikes at the end of one month and the beginning of the next due to rebalancing, Vanguard official have told IndexUniverse.

A number of sector funds from State Street Global Advisors were also among yesterday’s most popular funds, including the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT). XRT’s inflows of $133 million amounted to more than a quarter of its assets, which ended the day at $657 million.

A few bond funds also pulled in assets yesterday, including the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund (NYSEArca: LQD), which added $65.8 million in new assets.


Yesterday’s least popular security was the iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXZ), which lost $257.7 million, or almost a third of its assets. It now has almost $538 million.

A slew of bond funds also had redemptions yesterday, possibly in connection with the end of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program.

Analysts generally agree that so-called QE2 fueled a rally in bond markets as well as in stocks and commodities, even as it failed to spur a significant uptick in lending and employment.

Bond funds that suffered outflows included the iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSEArca: TIP) and the iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEArca: SHY). TIP lost almost $111 million a day after hauling in $132.7 million, while SHY suffered outflows of almost $110 million a day after pulling in $126.5 million.

Other bond funds on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Redemptions” list included the iShares Barclays Agency Bond Fund (NYSEArca: AGZ) and the iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (NYSEArca: IEF). AGZ suffered outflows of $33.2 million and IEF bled $28.9 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500836.5191,869.930.92%
VWOVanguard MSCI Emerging Markets334.8849,243.930.68%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR255.072,793.9910.05%
XRTSPDR S&P Retail133.01657.0525.38%
XLBMaterials Select SPDR112.662,601.824.53%
VBVanguard Small-Cap108.364,728.892.35%
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners81.646,757.411.22%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR71.127,171.151.00%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond65.8313,714.450.48%
IJRiShares S&P SmallCap 60061.607,199.960.86%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN-257.73537.98-32.39%
XLPConsumer Staples Select SPDR-222.974,046.62-5.22%
TIPiShares Barclays TIPS Bond-110.7820,616.08-0.53%
SHYiShares Barclays 1-3 Year treasury Bond-109.608,464.80-1.28%
TNADirexion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x-71.73808.99-8.14%
GLDSPDR Gold-43.9658,412.32-0.08%
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x-42.29412.36-9.30%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR-33.408,700.91-0.38%
AGZiShares Barclays Agency Bond-33.17364.83-8.33%
IEFiShares Barclays 7-10 Year treasury Bond-28.883,446.27-0.83%

ETF Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,763.19488,086.430.36%
International Equity519.46290,508.060.18%
U.S. Fixed Income-91.87147,503.28-0.06%
International Fixed Income45.0110,892.120.41%
Asset Allocation1.30911.590.14%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume (30 Day)1-Day Volume% of Average
VBVanguard Small-Cap389,6984,287,1891100.13%
QQEWFirst trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted41,176346,962842.64%
VDCVanguard Consumer Staples76,185482,881633.82%
IDUiShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities34,518217,150629.10%
AORiShares S&P Growth Allocation20,306110,762545.46%
ITFiShares S&P/TOPIX 15011,90064,669543.43%
MLNMarket Vectors Long Municipal28,311150,127530.27%
IYCiShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services51,923245,675473.15%
NYFiShares S&P New York AMT-Free Municipal Bond5,63826,435468.89%
IYHiShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare84,754374,092441.39%

Top 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

TickerName1-Day Performance1-Day VolumeAUM ($, mm)
UGAUnited States Gasoline4.36%121,672138.61
EWEFRydex MSCI EAFE Equal Weight3.95%2,48416.55
EWDiShares MSCI Sweden3.87%216,164573.67
COPXGlobal X Copper Miners3.84%86,45685.84
FUEELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Total Return ETN3.83%2,3809.19
GXFGlobal X FTSE Nordic 303.55%6,99135.69
AADRWCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR3.53%1,2008.56
BNOUnited States Brent Oil3.36%49,73852.51
CUFirst trust ISE Global Copper3.31%168,941211.23
NORWGlobal X FTSE Norway3.25%29,90767.53

Bottom 10 1-Day Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

TickerName1-Day Performance1-Day VolumeAUM ($, mm)
CVOLC-tracks Exchange-traded Notes on the Citi Volatility-7.72%3,75010.56
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term-5.01%486,79049.61
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN-5.00%34,186,1791,177.86
VIIXVelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN-4.99%35,0007.08
EEHELEMENTS Linked to SPECtrUM Large Cap U.S. Momentum ETN-4.13%3,6000.00
EGPTMarket Vectors Egypt-2.31%81,47575.36
FZBFaithShares Baptist Values-2.26%1,5001.49
DLBLiPath U.S. treasury Long Bond Bull ETN-2.16%4,40022.55
FGEMEGShares Financials GEMS-1.81%1,6728.20
ITBiShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction-1.71%2,330,627483.49

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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