$3.9B Flows Into Equity, Bond ETFs

Inflows were almost evenly distributed among equity and bond ETFs in a shortened holiday week, and rising markets helped push total assets to $1.756 trillion.

Reviewed by: etf.com Staff
Edited by: etf.com Staff

Inflows were almost evenly distributed among equity and bond ETFs in a shortened holiday week, and rising markets helped push total assets to $1.756 trillion.

ETFs experienced total inflows of almost $4 billion in a holiday-shortened trading week, and rising markets, spurred on by stronger-than-expected earnings reports across sectors, helped push total U.S.-listed ETF assets UP about 1 percent on the week to $1.756 trillion.

Financial markets were closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday.

In asset class segments, $596.6 million flowed into U.S. equity strategies in the week ended Thursday, April 17, while $1.9 billion flowed into international equity funds.

On the fixed-income front, U.S.-focused funds had inflows of $1.5 billion, while a mere $14 million flowed out of international fixed-income ETFs. The S&P 500 Index rose more than 13 points, or less than 1 percent, from the previous week to close at 1,878.61.

The most popular developing-world-focused funds featured equities funds, including the Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE | A-96), which pulled in $1.4 billion, bringing its total assets up to $11.3 billion.

On the fixed-income front, investors added $487.3 million to the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT | A-76), making it the most popular fixed-income fund last week.

At the same, the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ | A-51) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of almost $768.8 million, bringing its assets down to $41.1 billion and earning the dubious distinction of being the least popular ETF last week.


U.S.-listed ETF assets rose to $1.756 trillion from $1.738 trillion in the previous week ending April 10, according to data compiled by ETF.com Analytics.


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLEEnergy Select SPDR1,439.2711,278.8014.63%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR601.5518,420.383.38%
XLIIndustrial Select SPDR526.369,602.545.80%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond487.273,886.0514.34%
XLKTechnology Select SPDR349.5212,710.182.83%
VOOVanguard S&P 500331.2817,695.681.91%
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil Capped317.574,327.257.92%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond234.8416,943.041.41%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets228.3621,307.121.08%
XLBMaterials Select SPDR204.565,357.823.97%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQPowerShares QQQ-768.8241,084.40-1.84%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-719.8426,634.87-2.63%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR-689.819,413.89-6.83%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR-452.375,043.02-8.23%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-352.5311,724.28-2.92%
GLDSPDR Gold-262.7732,878.92-0.79%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production-256.49779.80-24.75%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate-255.304,829.49-5.02%
IWOiShares Russell 2000 Growth-218.585,683.92-3.70%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond-164.789,813.56-1.65%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 596.57950,621.090.06%
International Equity 1,882.23419,238.430.45%
U.S. Fixed Income 1,515.31246,079.560.62%
International Fixed Income -13.9722,812.13-0.06%
Commodities -75.1266,381.01-0.11%
Currency -26.921,781.78-1.51%
Leveraged -174.7821,953.19-0.80%
Inverse 29.0920,332.950.14%
Asset Allocation 41.674,398.320.95%
Alternatives 139.843,110.114.50%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
SCHRSchwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury89,6241,976,837441.14%
IMLPiPath S&P MLP ETN40,757721,234353.92%
CSMACredit Suisse Merger Arbitrage Liquid ETN4,69673,623313.56%
MDDSPDR S&P International Mid Cap12,232187,815307.08%
WPSiShares International Developed Property28,473382,076268.38%
AGOLETFS Physical Asian Gold2693,317246.46%
GSYGuggenheim Enhanced Short Duration Bond161,0551,960,928243.51%
SNLNHighland/iBoxx Senior Loan78,223944,996241.61%
TNDQRBS NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN17,430198,729228.04%
ADRDBLDRS Developed Markets 100 ADR6,30569,670220.99%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN12.69%833,926118.66
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN11.29%125,82610.49
TAGSTeucrium Agricultural9.63%1,5272.10
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy7.52%20,82729.23
TANGuggenheim Solar6.88%2,576,340454.64
GAZiPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN5.94%505,67833.53
PSIPowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors5.04%59,78721.02
JJSiPath Dow Jones-UBS Softs Total Return ETN4.90%242,89210.05
XSDSPDR S&P Semiconductor4.88%160,190149.77
XPHSPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals4.84%324,523842.83

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
IDXJMarket Vectors Indonesia Small Cap-6.61%106,8957.05
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-4.09%13,3171.86
PGMiPath Dow Jones-UBS Platinum Total Return ETN-3.47%3,24616.14
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-3.40%95,87010.24
CHXXEGShares China Infrastructure-3.14%4,7179.27
PEKMarket Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share-2.96%51,74330.76
EIDOiShares MSCI Indonesia-2.80%2,066,647449.72
FUEELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Total Return ETN-2.68%5,6871.01
ASHRdb X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares-2.63%574,742145.93
CHIXGlobal X China Financials-2.57%234,36617.81

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN94.8412.69118.66
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN85.9811.2910.49
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X67.17-0.9021.57
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares51.048.3417.84
BOSPowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN49.47-2.531.82
DDPPowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN45.851.103.35
AGFPowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN43.51-1.953.81
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x40.500.7698.51
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN33.309.9164.13
DPUPowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN31.910.162.17

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-67.59-11.02441.96
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-61.77-4.8828.44
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-58.19-4.0054.10
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-45.80-6.8964.72
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-44.97-2.26189.31
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-41.71-7.908.28
EMSAiPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets ETN-32.700.004.76
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-32.50-0.8411.29
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-31.77-12.6614.20
YINNDirexion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X-28.45-6.1591.63

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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