Fixed-Income ETFs Add $2B For Week

May 02, 2014

Investors flocked to fixed-income ETFs last week, as rising markets lifted total U.S.-listed ETF assets to $1.761 trillion.

ETFs experienced total inflows of $2.78 billion for the week ended Thursday, May 1, and rising markets, spurred on by stronger-than-expected job market data, helped lift total U.S.-listed ETF assets up on the week to $1.761 trillion.

In asset class segments, $221 million flowed out of U.S. equity strategies last week, while $1 billion flowed into international equity funds. On the fixed-income front, U.S.-focused funds had inflows of $2.2 billion, while $159 million flowed out of international funds.

The S&P 500 Index rose more than 10 points, or about 1 percent, from the previous week to close at 1,883.68.

The most popular fund last week was a fixed-income strategy, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF | A-49), which pulled in $1.7 billion, bringing its total assets up to $6.2 billion.

The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK | A-77) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $672 million. The ETF’s assets ended the week at $12.14 billion.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond 1,680.29 6,188.58 37.27%
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets 419.16 21,931.84 1.95%
XLU Utilities Select SPDR 414.75 6,494.85 6.82%
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value 271.46 7,395.47 3.81%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market 235.05 42,188.00 0.56%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 222.37 17,968.67 1.25%
MBB iShares MBS 213.22 5,566.08 3.98%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value 208.53 22,152.62 0.95%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 198.69 26,419.84 0.76%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets 176.94 4,038.50 4.58%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
XLK Technology Select SPDR -671.65 12,137.26 -5.24%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 -578.61 158,522.01 -0.36%
XLE Energy Select SPDR -493.48 10,756.67 -4.39%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate -463.16 4,430.25 -9.46%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan -280.34 13,621.50 -2.02%
GLD SPDR Gold -272.27 32,274.99 -0.84%
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond -242.57 2,304.43 -9.52%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust -230.88 11,533.50 -1.96%
EMB iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond -167.45 4,171.97 -3.86%
FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet -147.23 1,737.22 -7.81%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -220.72 951,168.23 -0.02%
International Equity 1,020.88 421,343.39 0.24%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,197.03 248,672.01 0.88%
International Fixed Income -158.56 22,716.52 -0.70%
Commodities -150.60 65,578.91 -0.23%
Currency -35.91 1,750.85 -2.05%
Leveraged -20.17 21,850.49 -0.09%
Inverse 54.45 20,311.88 0.27%
Asset Allocation 30.69 4,449.32 0.69%
Alternatives 58.25 3,130.08 1.86%
Total: 2,775.35 1,760,971.68 0.16%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
RYE Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Energy 41,945 1,042,459 497.06%
FMAT Fidelity MSCI Materials 59,850 1,395,011 466.17%
RHS Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Consumer Staples 21,937 476,514 434.44%
FPA First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDex 79,485 1,532,109 385.51%
FIDU Fidelity MSCI Industrials 73,656 1,355,050 367.94%
FENY Fidelity MSCI Energy 99,991 1,810,133 362.06%
GSG iShares S&P GSCI Commodity 317,884 5,703,174 358.82%
FNCL Fidelity MSCI Financials 82,104 1,456,511 354.80%
FRI First Trust S&P REIT 187,891 3,323,189 353.74%
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury 13,821 237,454 343.62%

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
HEVY iPath Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN 5.09% 13,522 2.23
IPW SPDR S&P International Energy 4.42% 118,074 14.14
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey 4.16% 1,697,435 543.25
NORW Global X FTSE Norway 3.98% 113,654 97.69
IPFF iShares International Preferred Stock 3.86% 185,153 32.90
DRGS RBS Global Big Pharma ETN 3.83% 4,119 7.56
SMIN iShares MSCI India Small-Cap 3.30% 26,739 6.12
YDIV First Trust International Multi-Asset Diversified Income 3.26% 17,335 7.33
IRY SPDR S&P International Health Care 3.23% 87,202 57.47
IDXJ Market Vectors Indonesia Small Cap 3.15% 129,682 7.18

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
URA Global X Uranium -6.30% 2,115,143 225.83
BDG PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN -5.87% 69,692 1.01
JJU iPath Dow Jones-UBS Aluminum Total Return ETN -5.74% 4,499 3.06
TAN Guggenheim Solar -5.27% 2,430,643 454.49
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy -5.25% 836,441 175.68
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy -5.04% 2,003,610 218.79
CQQQ Guggenheim China Technology -4.99% 186,815 70.48
SOCL Global X Social Media -4.55% 1,952,768 129.80
CHII Global X China Industrials -4.49% 7,775 3.35
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet -4.48% 349,080 70.91

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN 86.77 -4.14 108.46
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN 78.97 -3.77 8.40
RUSS Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X 60.84 -3.79 23.39
BOS PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN 53.29 0.85 1.86
DDP PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN 47.96 1.45 3.39
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x 45.67 3.68 102.05
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares 42.07 -5.94 16.83
AGF PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN 41.69 -1.27 3.76
TMF Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x 34.68 2.62 41.26
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN 33.12 -0.14 63.67

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN -68.10 -1.57 444.77
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X -62.41 -1.67 27.97
RUSL Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X -57.74 1.08 78.00
KOLD ProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas -45.99 -0.35 66.43
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X -44.43 0.99 182.75
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares -38.64 5.27 9.49
DRV Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x -34.99 -3.68 10.87
EMSA iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets ETN -32.70 0.00 4.85
RSXJ Market Vectors Russia Small-Cap -29.07 -1.20 35.32
TMV Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3x -29.01 -2.80 524.79

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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