Weekly ETF Flows: Record High ETF Assets

More than $2 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, pushing total assets to more than $1.739 trillion.

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More than $2 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, pushing total assets to more than $1.739 trillion.

Investors poured $2.0 billion into ETFs in the week ended Thursday, March 6, during a market surge driven in part by better-than-expected jobless claims data.

In fact, $7.3 billion flowed into U.S. equity strategies, while $6.72 billion flowed out of U.S. fixed-income ETFs last week, as the S&P 500 reached new highs.

Overall, U.S.-listed ETF assets rose to a new record high of more than $1.739 trillion in the past week, an increase of 0.9 percent from $1.722 trillion on Feb. 28, according to data compiled by ETF.com Analytics.

The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IEV | A-97) led all equity funds, raking in $2.96 billion last week, bringing its total assets up to $53.47 billion. The iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY | A-97) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $3.84 billion, making it the least popular ETF last week.

But SHY wasn’t the only fixed-income ETF in the red. The iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI | A-74) saw $3.49 billion in outflows, which sources say are tied to Good Harbor Financial’s portfolio rebalancing.

The Chicago-based ETF strategist is said to be unwinding bond exposure and buying equities this month. Also, $2.14 billion flowed out of the ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (UST).

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IVViShares Core S&P 5002,956.3653,469.765.85%
UWMProShares Ultra Russell 20001,436.321,652.56664.23%
SSOProShares Ultra S&P 5001,298.622,952.3878.53%
IWMiShares Russell 2000952.8028,516.143.46%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR630.858,965.837.57%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR525.1518,087.362.99%
VNQVanguard REIT471.5620,965.972.30%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR395.1010,260.074.01%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate351.524,793.277.91%
IWFiShares Russell 1000 Growth348.8123,403.871.51%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond-3,837.637,976.80-32.48%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond-3,485.382,800.64-55.45%
USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-2,137.44792.80-72.94%
SPYSPDR S&P 500-763.70158,931.33-0.48%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-524.2746,946.54-1.10%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond-418.912,204.80-15.97%
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets-389.8040,965.44-0.94%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets-353.9330,687.59-1.14%
IYJiShares U.S. Industrials-320.45982.18-24.60%
XRTSPDR S&P Retail-288.95742.78-28.01%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity7,261.56949,051.060.77%
International Equity289.75407,733.640.07%
U.S. Fixed Income-6,720.95239,565.86-2.81%
International Fixed Income19.3321,244.730.09%
Commodities247.2869,211.040.36%
Currency-17.161,903.23-0.90%
Leveraged314.0222,126.741.42%
Inverse283.8720,535.081.38%
Asset Allocation31.714,132.910.77%
Alternatives311.123,624.498.58%
Total:2,020.521,739,128.780.12%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
UWMProShares Ultra Russell 20001,060,36324,456,293461.28%
PLWPowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury69,1341,512,466437.55%
RTMGuggenheim S&P Equal Weight Materials21,899396,533362.15%
JXIiShares Global Utilities61,156994,719325.31%
PZIPowerShares Zacks Micro Cap18,711300,802321.52%
IWYiShares Russell Top 200 Growth32,508516,280317.63%
DBEPowerShares DB Energy80,6661,278,188316.91%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond2,961,73644,682,833301.73%
TLOSPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury35,087508,260289.71%
XSDSPDR S&P Semiconductor30,786433,642281.71%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN14.62%2,595,282176.85
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN13.88%173,8608.89
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet11.64%1,017,46577.09
PBWPowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy8.73%3,125,605254.02
WEATTeucrium Wheat8.43%420,72712.80
JJNiPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN7.92%20,8955.65
NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN7.37%26,8774.96
JJSiPath Dow Jones-UBS Softs Total Return ETN7.36%6,3448.34
GRWNiPath Pure Beta Softs ETN7.26%1,3101.03
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers6.92%496,60445.15

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap-12.92%527,84416.86
ERUSiShares MSCI Russia Capped-8.23%6,925,655249.98
RBLSPDR S&P Russia-7.43%510,33714.68
RSXMarket Vectors Russia-6.73%57,500,096898.98
ESRiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe-5.92%280,309137.94
GURSPDR S&P Emerging Europe-3.86%334,64570.62
EWOiShares MSCI Austria Capped-3.65%2,025,36087.94
SLViShares Silver Trust-2.41%29,215,6696,897.94
SIVRETFS Physical Silver-2.41%427,869381.01
DXJSWisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity-2.39%164,71568.64

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X121.5210.8072.13
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN86.5514.62176.85
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X84.535.03815.92
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN79.7013.888.89
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X64.4814.5812.32
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers44.826.9245.15
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)44.082.276.10
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN43.204.682.18
TANGuggenheim Solar37.995.61588.97
BIBProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotech37.84-1.68408.24

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-72.20-10.3021.79
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-60.50-1.04409.79
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-55.98-5.40248.03
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-47.62-18.2031.50
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-39.18-1.5281.79
BISProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech-31.551.0723.56
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN-29.42-3.1216.69
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-28.790.0321.87
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-28.08-5.929.95
BRZUDirexion Daily Brazil Bull 3x-26.812.7310.74

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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