Daily ETF Flows: SLV Still White Hot

April 15, 2011

SLV gathers $91.3 million on Thursday, April 14, amid mounting inflation concerns.

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) raked in $91.3 million yesterday and was also among the best-performing ETFs, in the latest sign that investors are still flocking to precious metals amid mounting concerns about inflation.

SLV was third on the IndexUniverse creations list behind the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) and the iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWG). SPY, at the top of the list, gathered $690.5 million, while EWG’s assets jumped 8 percent, or $295.5 million. It was the third day this week EWG has been on the Top 10 Creations list.

Overall, net inflows totaled $313.0 million, lifting assets in U.S.-listed exchange-traded products to $1.090 trillion, according to data compiled by IndexUniverse. The Dow Jones industrial average added 14.16 points to settle at 12,285.15.

Three silver funds were the top-performing ETFs yesterday. SLV, the ETFS Physical Silver ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR) and the PowerShares DB Silver Fund (NYSEArca: DBS) all climbed about 3.7 percent yesterday.

A number of other metals funds such as the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ), ETFS’ Physical WM Basket (NYSEArca: WITE) and Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares (NYSEArca: GLTR), as well as the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX), also made it to the Top 10 Performers list.

Redemptions

The Energy Select SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLE) was the least popular fund again yesterday, shedding $302 million, or 3 percent, of its assets, after losing more than $800 million the day before.

The Materials Select SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) suffered redemptions of $222 million, or 8 percent of its assets, and the PowerShares QQQ Trust (NYSEArca: QQQ) of Nasdaq’s 100 biggest nonfinancial companies had outflows of $184 million.

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 690.45 90,453.24 1%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany 295.47 3,849.11 8%
SLV iShares Silver 91.29 14,439.22 1%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail 85.43 572.09 18%
EPP iShares MSCI Pacific ex-Japan 59.44 4,234.90 1%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 57.85 16,913.59 0%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market 54.46 19,475.78 0%
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate 50.17 3,172.38 2%
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x 41.67 783.35 6%
PFF iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock 39.35 7,252.39 1%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
XLE Energy Select SPDR -302.26 9,624.30 -3%
XLB Materials Select SPDR -222.80 2,586.55 -8%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ -184.33 24,490.40 -1%
XME SPDR S&P Metals and Mining -126.04 1,350.43 -9%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR -100.81 3,129.11 -3%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -100.01 8,017.39 -1%
XLI Industrial Select SPDR -86.93 3,890.79 -2%
FXI iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 -68.18 8,304.74 -1%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -52.12 1,198.83 -4%
KBE SPDR KBW Bank -48.37 1,850.93 -3%

ETF Daily Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -105.90 486,520.92 -0.02%
International Equity 333.41 299,232.77 0.11%
U.S. Fixed Income 47.85 139,192.93 0.03%
International Fixed Income 10.81 9,183.53 0.12%
Commodities 25.58 111,648.23 0.02%
Currency -2.73 4,709.97 -0.06%
Leveraged -13.98 14,630.84 -0.10%
Inverse 12.38 21,086.84 0.06%
Asset Allocation 1.62 815.96 0.20%
Alternatives 3.94 3,574.60 0.11%
Total: 312.99 1,090,596.58 0.03%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1-Day Volume % of Average
PEJ PowerShares Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment Portfolio 50,879 337,921 664%
TTH Telecom HOLDRS 19,055 99,300 521%
BBH Biotech HOLDRS 20,512 89,400 436%
PSAU PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio 6,441 26,578 413%
AGOL ETFS Physical Asian Gold 3,145 12,200 388%
FAN First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy 111,852 417,864 374%
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio 28,183 91,171 324%
FCHI iShares FTSE China (Hong Kong Listed) 6,201 19,721 318%
IHI iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices 112,250 356,311 317%
EWG iShares MSCI Germany 5,828,744 17,180,515 295%

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
SLV iShares Silver 3.79% 46,551,141 14,439.22
SIVR ETFS Physical Silver 3.79% 864,101 780.87
DBS PowerShares DB Silver 3.72% 116,180 468.54
USV UBS E-TRACS CMCI Silver Total Return ETN 3.42% 3,199 9.14
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 3.11% 327,807 110.35
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners 2.91% 2,641,769 2,377.33
PMNA PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio 2.85% 10,056 27.11
WITE ETFS Physical WM Basket 2.83% 37,950 80.44
GLTR ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares 2.38% 27,867 250.22
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers 2.30% 21,370 26.10

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

Ticker Name 1-Day Performance 1-Day Volume AUM ($, mm)
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -3.77% 2,403 3.77
SGG iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return ETN -2.70% 46,976 54.66
AGF PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN -2.52% 4,041 9.85
TDN TDX Independence 2030 -1.88% 1,796 34.52
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -1.62% 24,000 6.10
ARGT Global X FTSE Argentina 20 -1.45% 9,003 3.79
LD iPath Dow Jones-UBS Lead Total Return ETN -1.43% 2,761 6.64
ERUS iShares MSCI Russia Capped -1.30% 112,110 112.73
AXEN iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US Energy -1.29% 1,810 6.74
EMGX Global X Russell Emerging Markets Growth -1.27% 1,400 2.59

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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