ETF Assets Reach Record $1.872T

July 03, 2014

Between markets smelling an improving job market, and strong flows, ETF assets reach record high.

Investors added nearly $2 billion to the ETF market in the past week ending Wednesday, lifting U.S.-listed ETF assets to a record with the help of markets, which also rose to record highs. Stocks rose throughout the holiday-shortened week on expectations of strong June job-market data that could force the Federal Reserve to amend expectations surrounding monetary policy.

The majority of new assets flowed into equity funds, specifically international equity funds, which pulled in $1.7 billion. U.S. equities collected $621 million. Meanwhile, fixed-income ETFs had outflows of about $771 million.

Total ETF assets stood at more than $1.872 trillion as of Wednesday, July 2, according to data compiled by ETF.com’s data screener. The S&P 500 Index’s 0.89 percent increase pulled assets higher for the week. ETF.com’s survey covers the shortened week from Thursday, June 26 to Wednesday, July 2. Markets are shut Friday, July 4, for the U.S Independence Day holiday.

Markets hit new highs on better-than-expected jobs data from paycheck processor ADP, which showed that 281,000 private-sector jobs were created in June, more than the 205,000 estimated. The U.S. government’s separate report, which was released on Thursday after ETF.com’s flows survey ended, showed 288,000 new jobs, suggesting the Fed might have to tweak expectations.

Apart from rising stocks, bond yields rose and gold sold off—suggestions that markets are telling investors the Fed may now reckon that accelerating improvement of the job market could require it to begin raising rates a bit sooner than it has recently been signaling. The Fed has been suggesting the possible start of raising official rates as soon as mid-2015.

Last week’s most popular fund was the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM | A-82), which pulled in $1.79 billion, while the week’s least popular fund was another iShares ETF, the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD | A-85), which bled $1.64 billion.

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 1,785.62 28,092.31 6.79%
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap 1,477.04 24,864.06 6.32%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 1,021.56 56,528.50 1.84%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 994.05 170,688.76 0.59%
GLD SPDR Gold 483.27 33,950.11 1.44%
MVV ProShares Ultra MidCap 400 482.03 1,250.53 62.72%
XLV Health Care Select SPDR 434.82 10,157.36 4.47%
FXG First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX 422.82 1,781.09 31.13%
FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX 407.20 2,434.88 20.08%
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 378.34 1,202.57 45.90%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value -1,640.76 23,200.47 -6.60%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond -1,535.04 4,688.36 -24.67%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 -1,279.81 56,919.88 -2.20%
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value -726.21 6,103.94 -10.63%
IWS iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value -646.02 6,756.44 -8.73%
XLF Financial Select SPDR -530.22 18,459.52 -2.79%
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P 500 -458.95 2,001.88 -18.65%
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury -405.57 230.51 -63.76%
XLB Materials Select SPDR -315.66 5,211.12 -5.71%
IWR iShares Russell Mid-Cap -305.33 10,374.61 -2.86%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 620.92 1,021,643.52 0.06%
International Equity 1,700.56 452,785.79 0.38%
U.S. Fixed Income -1,008.90 252,550.98 -0.40%
International Fixed Income 237.25 24,684.01 0.96%
Commodities 520.97 68,092.69 0.77%
Currency -28.71 1,718.91 -1.67%
Leveraged -165.47 22,350.73 -0.74%
Inverse 21.21 20,666.24 0.10%
Asset Allocation 34.88 4,893.63 0.71%
Alternatives -81.67 2,980.89 -2.74%
Total: 1,851.04 1,872,367.40 0.10%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
DGL PowerShares DB Gold 41,726 771,623 369.85%
USCI United States Commodity 200,693 3,641,685 362.91%
DBO PowerShares DB Oil 131,034 2,318,704 353.91%
RLY SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return 49,725 842,870 339.01%
IUSV iShares Core U.S. Value 40,330 678,697 336.57%
RGI Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Industrials 13,684 227,530 332.55%
FRI First Trust S&P REIT 225,576 3,682,566 326.50%
FFR First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate 13,733 216,545 315.37%
EWX SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap 127,103 1,940,189 305.29%
RTM Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight Materials 12,491 182,678 292.50%

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 13.43% 13,527 1.91
COPX Global X Copper Miners 7.32% 233,966 37.42
JJN iPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN 7.01% 22,823 16.01
NINI iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN 6.39% 16,336 6.97
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet 6.33% 325,879 77.47
INCO EGShares India Consumer 5.95% 10,925 7.19
URA Global X Uranium 5.75% 856,721 240.63
CU First Trust ISE Global Copper 5.73% 80,697 31.03
SPGH ETRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged ETN 5.72% 6,589 22.02
BJK Market Vectors Gaming 5.43% 159,599 61.79

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
BARL Morgan Stanley S&P 500 Oil Hedged ETN -33.98% 2,001 18.36
CVOL C-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN -12.93% 578,563 5.12
QDEM Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend -6.96% 14,597 5.44
SOYB Teucrium Soybeans -5.98% 43,947 5.51
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN -5.34% 629,342 82.68
NAGS Teucrium Natural Gas -5.26% 10,478 1.31
JJG iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN -5.21% 250,964 75.76
JJA iPath Dow Jones UBS Agriculture Total Return ETN -5.13% 51,637 84.33
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN -5.13% 30,424 6.74
WEET iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN -4.99% 1,500 0.45

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
INDL Direxion Daily India Bull 3X 82.45 7.28 73.46
SOXL Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X 71.88 7.32 118.36
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X 69.06 8.27 841.23
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X 67.25 2.27 184.36
SCIF Market Vectors India Small-Cap 66.06 3.28 434.41
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares 61.83 -1.90 27.36
DRN Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x 59.71 1.94 96.90
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN 53.64 -5.34 82.68
SCIN EGShares India Small Cap 53.56 4.44 34.59
SMIN iShares MSCI India Small-Cap 50.20 4.59 9.74

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X -80.28 -5.24 64.08
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures -63.13 -8.40 273.55
TVIX VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN -63.07 -8.58 142.03
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN -63.01 13.94 348.48
CVOL C-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN -62.35 -12.93 5.12
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X -62.34 -8.04 221.21
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares -49.19 1.57 8.52
SOXS Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X -48.99 -7.00 21.05
DRV Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x -42.09 -2.33 11.55
TVIZ VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Mid Term ETN -40.00 -7.56 1.03

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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