Weekly ETF Flows: Record High ETF Assets

March 07, 2014

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)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 2,956.36 53,469.76 5.85%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 1,436.32 1,652.56 664.23%
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P 500 1,298.62 2,952.38 78.53%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 952.80 28,516.14 3.46%
XLE Energy Select SPDR 630.85 8,965.83 7.57%
XLF Financial Select SPDR 525.15 18,087.36 2.99%
VNQ Vanguard REIT 471.56 20,965.97 2.30%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR 395.10 10,260.07 4.01%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate 351.52 4,793.27 7.91%
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth 348.81 23,403.87 1.51%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond -3,837.63 7,976.80 -32.48%
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond -3,485.38 2,800.64 -55.45%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -2,137.44 792.80 -72.94%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 -763.70 158,931.33 -0.48%
QQQ PowerShares QQQ -524.27 46,946.54 -1.10%
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond -418.91 2,204.80 -15.97%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets -389.80 40,965.44 -0.94%
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets -353.93 30,687.59 -1.14%
IYJ iShares U.S. Industrials -320.45 982.18 -24.60%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail -288.95 742.78 -28.01%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 7,261.56 949,051.06 0.77%
International Equity 289.75 407,733.64 0.07%
U.S. Fixed Income -6,720.95 239,565.86 -2.81%
International Fixed Income 19.33 21,244.73 0.09%
Commodities 247.28 69,211.04 0.36%
Currency -17.16 1,903.23 -0.90%
Leveraged 314.02 22,126.74 1.42%
Inverse 283.87 20,535.08 1.38%
Asset Allocation 31.71 4,132.91 0.77%
Alternatives 311.12 3,624.49 8.58%
Total: 2,020.52 1,739,128.78 0.12%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 1,060,363 24,456,293 461.28%
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury 69,134 1,512,466 437.55%
RTM Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Materials 21,899 396,533 362.15%
JXI iShares Global Utilities 61,156 994,719 325.31%
PZI PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap 18,711 300,802 321.52%
IWY iShares Russell Top 200 Growth 32,508 516,280 317.63%
DBE PowerShares DB Energy 80,666 1,278,188 316.91%
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond 2,961,736 44,682,833 301.73%
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury 35,087 508,260 289.71%
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor 30,786 433,642 281.71%

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN 14.62% 2,595,282 176.85
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN 13.88% 173,860 8.89
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet 11.64% 1,017,465 77.09
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy 8.73% 3,125,605 254.02
WEAT Teucrium Wheat 8.43% 420,727 12.80
JJN iPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN 7.92% 20,895 5.65
NINI iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN 7.37% 26,877 4.96
JJS iPath Dow Jones-UBS Softs Total Return ETN 7.36% 6,344 8.34
GRWN iPath Pure Beta Softs ETN 7.26% 1,310 1.03
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers 6.92% 496,604 45.15

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
RSXJ Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap -12.92% 527,844 16.86
ERUS iShares MSCI Russia Capped -8.23% 6,925,655 249.98
RBL SPDR S&P Russia -7.43% 510,337 14.68
RSX Market Vectors Russia -6.73% 57,500,096 898.98
ESR iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe -5.92% 280,309 137.94
GUR SPDR S&P Emerging Europe -3.86% 334,645 70.62
EWO iShares MSCI Austria Capped -3.65% 2,025,360 87.94
SLV iShares Silver Trust -2.41% 29,215,669 6,897.94
SIVR ETFS Physical Silver -2.41% 427,869 381.01
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity -2.39% 164,715 68.64

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X 121.52 10.80 72.13
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN 86.55 14.62 176.85
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X 84.53 5.03 815.92
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN 79.70 13.88 8.89
RUSS Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X 64.48 14.58 12.32
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers 44.82 6.92 45.15
SILJ PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) 44.08 2.27 6.10
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 43.20 4.68 2.18
TAN Guggenheim Solar 37.99 5.61 588.97
BIB ProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotech 37.84 -1.68 408.24

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X -72.20 -10.30 21.79
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN -60.50 -1.04 409.79
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X -55.98 -5.40 248.03
RUSL Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X -47.62 -18.20 31.50
KOLD ProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas -39.18 -1.52 81.79
BIS ProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech -31.55 1.07 23.56
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -29.42 -3.12 16.69
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -28.79 0.03 21.87
DRV Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x -28.08 -5.92 9.95
BRZU Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3x -26.81 2.73 10.74

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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