Weekly ETF Returns: EM ETFs Rise

April 04, 2014

Signs of shifting fortunes in the developing world lifted emerging market ETFs last week.

Turkey, China and India-focused ETFs rose last week as investors viewed the victory of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party in local elections as a stabilizing sign for the region plagued by political unrests in recent months.

Investors were also buoyed by signals from Chinese leaders that more economic stimulus may be around the corner, serving to turn around a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

Specifically, the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR | B-99), the Guggenheim China Real Estate ETF (TAO | C-36) and the Market Vectors India Small-Cap (SCIF | D-49) rose 9.8 percent, 7.0 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.

The China-focused ETFs Global X China Industrials (CHII | D-65) and EGShares China Infrastructure (CHXX | D-27) both gained 6.4 percent.


On the flip side, volatility-focused ETFs, led by the ProShares VIX Short-Term (VIXY | A-54) were big losers last week, as the S&P 500 Index reached new highs of 1,888.65 on positive manufacturing housing data and jobless claims data.

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey 9.75% 4,169,831 640.98
TAO Guggenheim China Real Estate 6.96% 123,370 27.39
SCIF Market Vectors India Small-Cap 6.42% 794,286 165.20
CHII Global X China Industrials 6.40% 2,483 4.25
CHXX EGShares China Infrastructure 6.38% 11,685 9.54
JJU iPath Dow Jones-UBS Aluminum Total Return ETN 5.89% 13,831 2.61
EIDO iShares MSCI Indonesia 5.81% 3,139,373 494.51
FCA First Trust China AlphaDex 5.47% 7,563 4.47
FHK First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX 5.42% 1,398 3.87
IDX Market Vectors Indonesia 5.39% 1,309,595 240.64

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -7.28% 2,754,887 116.12
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -7.24% 290,499 9.35
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -7.24% 131,438,199 1,020.19
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -7.12% 52,546 1.49
EGPT Market Vectors Egypt -5.91% 301,160 66.89
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -4.48% 450,286 56.62
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -4.47% 39,005 1.85
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -4.47% 3,048,685 78.74
SGG iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return ETN -4.07% 129,375 36.30
SGAR iPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN -3.31% 2,795 2.54

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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