Daily ETF Flows: SPY Gathers $2.48 Billion

May 28, 2012

SPY pulled in $2.48 billion on Friday, May 25, as net inflows offset falling stocks and lifted total U.S.-listed ETF assets to more than $1.139 trillion.

Investors plowed $2.48 billion into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), making it No. 1 on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Creations” list. Stocks were down Friday, May 25, as investors grew increasingly concerned about the health of the banking industry in the eurozone. Markets were closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Net flows were $5.22 billion and total assets under management rose to $1.139 trillion from $1.135 trillion on Thursday, May 24.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 74.92 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 12,454.83. Stocks were down on fears about the solvency of Spanish banks and the implications of that country’s growing woes for the eurozone. The S&P 500 dropped 2.86 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,317.92.

The No. 2 fund on the creations list was the Vanguard S&P Small-Cap Index Fund (NYSEArca: VB), which had inflows of $966.5 million. The No. 3 fund on the list was the Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund (NYSEArca: VO), which had $548.2 million in inflows.

U.S.-focused equity ETFs had inflows of $4.98 billion. U.S.-focused fixed-income ETFs has inflows of just under $4.0 million.

Redemptions

Investors pulled $934.0 million from the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NasdaqGM: QQQ), making it No. 1 on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Redemptions” list.

The No. 2 fund on the redemptions list was the Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEArca: VXF), which suffered $132.4 million in outflows. The No. 3 fund on the list was the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLF), which had $111.5 million in outflows.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 2,484.80 98,087.32 2.60%
VB Vanguard Small-Cap 966.50 5,020.70 23.84%
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap 548.21 4,078.06 15.53%
VTV Vanguard Value 475.55 6,161.64 8.36%
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth 468.23 2,429.97 23.87%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 462.34 33,230.40 1.41%
VUG Vanguard Growth 440.22 7,537.77 6.20%
VBR Vanguard Small-Cap Value 354.13 2,281.53 18.37%
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond 160.10 3,780.71 4.42%
XLB Materials Select SPDR 139.36 2,097.86 7.12%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
QQQ PowerShares QQQ -934.00 29,317.14 -3.09%
VXF Vanguard Extended Market -132.38 1,333.22 -9.03%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -111.54 5,550.27 -1.97%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan -90.37 4,832.24 -1.84%
XLU Utilities Select SPDR -78.67 6,344.54 -1.22%
EPP iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan -58.29 2,914.50 -1.96%
XLP Consumer Staples Select SPDR -52.53 5,606.08 -0.93%
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production -51.23 785.52 -6.12%
OIH Market Vectors Oil Services -47.67 1,177.47 -3.89%
FXI iShares FTSE China 25 -44.54 5,225.62 -0.85%

ETF Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 4,976.51 520,762.91 0.96%
International Equity 131.73 252,855.61 0.05%
U.S. Fixed Income 307.97 204,181.75 0.15%
International Fixed Income 0.17 16,210.37 0.00%
Commodities -112.41 104,197.10 -0.11%
Currency -39.30 3,117.19 -1.26%
Leveraged -9.21 12,362.53 -0.07%
Inverse 0.12 19,651.04 0.00%
Asset Allocation -3.00 1,858.32 -0.16%
Alternatives -30.24 4,196.83 -0.72%
Total: 5,222.36 1,139,393.65 0.46%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1-Day Volume % of Average
RXI iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary 13,510 160,396 1,187.28%
EXI iShares S&P Global Industrials 33,935 374,005 1,102.13%
IXN iShares S&P Global Technology 85,421 393,396 460.54%
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals 81,892 369,891 451.68%
IDX Market Vectors Indonesia 483,890 2,137,829 441.80%
IXJ iShares S&P Global Healthcare 65,764 288,175 438.19%
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish 62,516 273,828 438.01%
PPH Market Vectors Pharmaceutical 124,857 543,832 435.56%
KXI iShares S&P Global Consumer Staples 68,958 294,857 427.59%
JXI iShares S&P Global Utilities 26,544 106,836 402.49%

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small Cap 4.04% 12,494 46.36
BRAZ Global X Brazil Mid Cap 3.92% 6,730 19.67
BRAQ Global X Brazil Consumer 3.23% 1,197 22.98
BRF Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap 2.79% 264,077 481.29
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners 2.72% 4,631,295 2,025.77
VNM Market Vectors Vietnam 2.60% 190,198 313.49
FBZ First Trust Brazil AlphaDex 2.58% 98,106 6.70
BRXX EGShares Brazil Infrastructure 2.05% 38,262 74.66
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil 1.99% 23,910,445 7,153.82
PSAU PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio 1.95% 3,719 34.02

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
EIDO iShares MSCI Indonesia Investable Market -5.90% 356,259 269.71
IDX Market Vectors Indonesia -5.82% 2,137,829 463.65
CHIM Global X China Materials -5.74% 1,682 2.21
EU WisdomTree Euro Debt -5.00% 2,786 4.84
UNG United States Natural Gas -3.35% 11,131,844 964.64
GREK Global X FTSE Greece 20 -2.89% 45,231 2.75
PEK Market Vectors China -2.87% 7,800 16.37
IOIL IQ Global Oil Small Cap -2.45% 7,240 2.33
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas Fund -1.69% 3,315 3.47
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas -1.64% 56,654 37.69

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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