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Weekly ETF Flows: Assets Rise To A Record

Weekly ETF Flows: Assets Rise To A Record

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Investors poured still more money into the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEM) in the past week, as the aftermath to Vanguard's announcement in early October that its giant emerging markets fund that competes with EEM would stop using the same index as the iShares fund sometime next year.

More than $1 billion flowed into EEM in the past week ended Thursday, Dec. 20, and the grand total of flows into EEM since the eve of Vanguard’s Oct. 2 stood at $7.73 billion, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse. The Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) meanwhile has suffered outflows of $885 million since the announcement.

ETF industry sources have argued that the positive flows for EEM relative to VWO—essentially a reversal of a broad pattern of the past few years—might be related to the fact that institutions still favor MSCI benchmarks. That would mean VWO, which next year will stop using the MSCI Emerging Markets Index that EEM uses, could be falling out of favor among large investors who are preparing for the change.

The entire move back toward EEM appears to be deep enough to have brought the iShares fund to the brink of being a bigger asset gatherer than VWO this year. With about a week left in 2012, VWO still leads, with year-to-date inflows of $10.59 billion compared to EEM’s year-to-date creations of $9.37 billion.

Overall, investors plowed $6.53 billion into ETFs in the five days ended Thursday, Dec. 20, with $3.57 billion going into U.S. equities and $3.70 billion into international equities. Total U.S-listed ETF assets rose 1.5 percent to a fresh record of $1.350 trillion.

The asset gains came as the Dow Jones industrial average tagged on 141 points, or roughly 1 percent, in the week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets 1,109.28 46,874.06 2.42%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ 535.35 32,099.40 1.70%
XLF Financial Select SPDR 429.44 8,997.58 5.01%
FXI iShares FTSE China 25 428.91 7,978.50 5.68%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value 358.03 14,601.11 2.51%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 252.21 34,901.63 0.73%
IDU iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities 246.77 877.30 39.14%
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth 226.01 16,924.16 1.35%
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Market 225.74 1,977.92 12.88%
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap 209.49 13,646.35 1.56%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
XLP Consumer Staples Select SPDR -457.98 6,220.45 -6.86%
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate -421.16 4,067.35 -9.38%
LQD iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond -217.35 25,330.65 -0.85%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR -204.07 5,758.17 -3.42%
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond -186.90 16,172.35 -1.14%
CIU iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond -166.33 5,309.62 -3.04%
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury -155.06 2,945.10 -5.00%
OEF iShares S&P 100 -140.36 4,024.77 -3.37%
CSJ iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond -137.02 9,254.12 -1.46%
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 -104.74 1,565.80 -6.27%

ETF Weekly Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 3,565.86 609,912.55 0.58%
International Equity 3,695.19 329,438.05 1.12%
U.S. Fixed Income -581.20 227,490.56 -0.26%
International Fixed Income 38.23 25,733.09 0.15%
Commodities 165.30 117,991.82 0.14%
Currency -70.18 2,720.10 -2.58%
Leveraged 116.85 14,054.44 0.83%
Inverse -443.19 16,761.48 -2.64%
Asset Allocation 13.15 2,414.42 0.54%
Alternatives 25.80 3,559.10 0.73%
Total: 6,525.80 1,350,075.60 0.48%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE 157,498 4,473,801 568.11%
IDU iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities 201,279 4,083,316 405.74%
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth 14,874 260,349 350.07%
IGM iShares S&P North American Technology 69,308 1,205,993 348.01%
INXX EGShares India Infrastructure 16,332 284,173 348.00%
ITF iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 36,726 616,806 335.90%
XVZ iPath S&P Dynamic VIX ETN 70,356 1,052,500 299.19%
DNL WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Growth 8,230 122,580 297.87%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets 82,825 1,220,275 294.66%
IXUS iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock 5,120 74,177 289.76%

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
URA Global X Uranium 11.24% 1,762,866 135.95
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 7.01% 399,990 39.84
PEK Market Vectors China 6.73% 282,966 28.14
IAI iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers 6.53% 123,887 44.36
PSTL PowerShares Global Steel 6.40% 6,950 2.20
NLR Market Vectors Uranium + Nuclear Energy 6.39% 174,819 83.11
ICLN iShares S&P Global Clean Energy 6.26% 91,649 27.23
SLX Market Vectors Steel 6.22% 521,594 155.58
KBWC PowerShares KBW Capital Markets 5.88% 52,900 1.70
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 5.64% 2,820 1.05

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
DBS PowerShares DB Silver -8.46% 76,485 61.16
SLV iShares Silver Trust -4.81% 82,181,801 10,047.71
SIVR ETFS Physical Silver -4.81% 1,419,468 572.88
SOYB Teucrium Soybeans -4.48% 52,218 6.73
JJP iPath Dow Jones-UBS Precious Metals Total Return ETN -4.35% 15,896 40.37
PGM iPath Dow Jones-UBS Platinum Total Return ETN -4.26% 51,837 26.95
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -4.21% 419,036 38.22
DBP PowerShares DB Precious Metals -4.14% 254,949 358.78
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -4.11% 16,678,723 2,626.82
NIB iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Total Return ETN -4.06% 61,645 30.71

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 80.13 5.12 1,655.30
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey Investable Market 60.27 -0.49 750.52
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders 58.60 4.23 2,254.90
INCO EGShares India Consumer 53.73 1.03 7.29
TAO Guggenheim China Real Estate 53.12 0.62 80.46
BBH Market Vectors Biotech 50.57 -0.17 145.46
PKB PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction 45.89 4.07 63.77
EPHE iShares MSCI Philippines Investable Market 45.29 0.39 213.06
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt 44.97 7.01 39.84
IFAS iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia 43.61 2.07 36.12

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -78.61 1.08 1,224.87
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -78.61 1.08 9.95
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -78.56 1.01 143.33
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -54.64 -2.81 68.92
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -54.64 -2.81 4.95
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -54.56 -2.81 87.59
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN -43.46 -0.49 60.57
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN -41.96 -0.53 2.12
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN -33.55 4.27 37.98
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -31.75 -4.21 38.22

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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