Daily ETF Flows: SPY Pulls In $2.05 Billion

March 28, 2012

SPY gathered $2.05 billion on Tuesday, March 27, as U.S.-listed ETF assets rose to a record of almost $1.220 trillion.

Investors plowed $2.05 billion into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), making it No. 1 on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Creations” list. Despite some positive economic data yesterday, stocks were down, as investors appeared to be retrenching.

Net inflows were $2.57 billion, and total assets under management rose to a record of almost $1.220 trillion, from $1.217 trillion on Monday, March 26.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 43.90 points, or 0.30 percent, to close at 12,197.73. Stocks were down despite data showing home prices in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas falling at a slower rate in January. The S&P 500 was down 3.99 points, or 0.30 percent, to close at 1,412.52.

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLF), was No. 2 on IndexUniverse’s creations list, with $272.1 million in inflows. The No. 3 fund on the list was the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO), which had inflows of $245.2 million.

U.S.-focused equity ETFs had inflows of almost $2.0 billion, while U.S.-focused fixed-income ETFs had inflows of $305.4 million.

Redemptions

Investors meanwhile pulled $540.3 million from the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (NYSEArca: IWM), making it No. 1 on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Redemptions” list.

The No. 2 fund on the redemptions list was the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust (NYSEArca: DIA), which had outflows of $151.4 million. The No. 3 fund on the list was the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEArca: MDY), which suffered $122.0 million in outflows.

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 2,046.68 107,002.99 2%
XLF Financial Select SPDR 272.10 7,806.38 4%
VWO Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets 245.17 54,678.16 0%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ 136.42 35,745.45 0%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail 103.17 937.95 12%
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services 91.53 976.73 10%
XLE Energy Select SPDR 86.51 7,527.64 1%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR 81.50 3,396.00 2%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR 76.55 4,106.28 2%
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond 63.25 14,356.62 0%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 -540.25 15,725.94 -3%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust -151.42 12,342.75 -1%
MDY SPDR S&P MidCap 400 -121.98 10,209.92 -1%
GLD SPDR Gold -115.05 69,963.80 -0%
AGG iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond -109.78 14,754.43 -1%
XIV VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN -83.30 437.68 -16%
XLU Utilities Select SPDR -75.25 6,405.70 -1%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE -66.41 39,047.90 -0%
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth -59.72 16,703.61 -0%
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x -49.53 1,679.67 -3%

ETF Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,996.93 556,791.25 0.36%
International Equity 553.08 295,954.44 0.19%
U.S. Fixed Income 305.40 192,613.03 0.16%
International Fixed Income 24.36 14,597.99 0.17%
Commodities -117.55 116,721.60 -0.10%
Currency -6.42 3,336.97 -0.19%
Leveraged -72.66 13,953.49 -0.52%
Inverse -123.86 20,442.15 -0.61%
Asset Allocation - 1,087.86 0.00%
Alternatives 13.76 4,456.79 0.31%
Total: 2,573.05 1,219,955.57 0.21%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1-Day Volume % of Average
INXX EGShares India Infrastructure 23,082 268,712 1164%
FVL First Trust Value Line 100 14,175 113,318 799%
CEW WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency 122,345 947,281 774%
EMM SPDR Dow Jones Mid Cap 4,179 21,347 511%
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury 36,486 185,864 509%
ACWV iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility 2,724 12,920 474%
PSCD PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary 8,171 35,685 437%
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 2,875 11,887 414%
IWS iShares Russell Midcap Value 522,641 1,842,111 352%
AGZ iShares Barclays Agency Bond 31,508 110,634 351%

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN 9.97% 408,221 35.72
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 9.77% 48,046,112 1,961.24
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term 9.52% 355,654 126.88
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN 4.78% 65,503 29.43
CVOL C-Tracks Exchange-Traded Notes on the Citi Volatility 3.04% 73,338 8.26
MOM QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum 2.39% 25,400 4.70
CHXX EGShares China Infrastructure 2.30% 3,209 12.53
AXMT iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US Materials 2.14% 1,200 2.82
GERJ Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap 1.92% 2,786 3.20
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction 1.90% 3,780,038 629.09

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
PEK Market Vectors China -3.65% 247,930 19.58
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 -3.51% 9,275 2.44
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -3.19% 3,440,165 2,070.02
XVIX ETRACS Daily Long-Short VIX ETN -3.03% 3,553 23.52
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam -3.03% 279,343 303.52
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN -2.66% 853,924 35.85
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services -2.59% 4,513,502 976.73
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy -2.48% 12,498 13.72
IEZ iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services -2.29% 146,159 493.58
TAN Guggenheim Solar -2.22% 85,631 77.75

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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