Broad ETFs Top Weekly Inflows List

Investors favored broad, market-cap-weighted ETFs last week as they added $10 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs.
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The fund flows win streak continued last week as investors plowed $10.2 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs. All the major categories, from equities to fixed income to commodity ETFs saw inflows in the week ending Thursday, Aug. 11.

U.S. equity ETFs garnered $5.9 billion worth of inflows, followed by U.S. fixed-income ETFs with $2.9 billion, international equity ETFs with $1.9 billion, international fixed-income ETFs with $436 million and commodity ETFs with $104 million.

Broad ETFs In Favor

In terms of individual ETFs, the giant, broad ETFs were strongly in favor. Those include the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) at the No.1 position with inflows of $1.7 billion and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) with inflows of $890 million at the No. 2 position.

A trio of fixed-income ETFs also made the cut. The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) had creations of $701 million; the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) had creations of $450 million; and the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) had creations of $430 million.

Meanwhile, the popularity of emerging market ETFs was evident again last week. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) and the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) both made the top 10 creations list, with inflows of $632 million and $340 million, respectively.

For a full list of last week's top inflows and outflows, see the table below:


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,672.2928,840.756.16%
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust890.01198,126.290.45%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF700.5216,506.174.43%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF631.6129,751.052.17%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF450.5012,129.843.86%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF429.1032,292.081.35%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund428.237,505.906.05%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETF365.9929,787.401.24%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF361.2678,402.190.46%
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF339.6941,947.440.82%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund-413.549,879.77-4.02%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-281.767,229.54-3.75%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-221.1610,229.72-2.12%
IWFiShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF-199.9630,411.54-0.65%
DBEFDeutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF-197.9410,118.10-1.92%
IBBiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF-190.547,508.45-2.47%
IVEiShares S&P 500 Value ETF-153.2510,531.78-1.43%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-138.8712,466.25-1.10%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-134.829,260.24-1.44%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-129.169,794.05-1.32%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity5,925.591,319,878.320.45%
International Equity1,902.05500,737.540.38%
U.S. Fixed Income2,880.34397,466.550.72%
International Fixed Income435.9340,026.931.09%
Asset Allocation12.906,333.590.20%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
GEXVanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF5,63613,650242.22%
IBCCiShares iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF5,28422,285421.74%
MOOVanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF88,255205,191232.50%
IBCDiShares iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF7,63927,167355.65%
BIKSPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF14,59135,422242.77%
JKKiShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF5,0277,790154.96%
SMLVSPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF17,19826,872156.25%
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals Fund348,724517,028148.26%
JKGiShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ETF15,62728,866184.72%
MDDSPDR S&P International Mid Cap ETF6,23418,483296.47%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN291.53%10,336,53249.23
BUNLDB German Bund Futures ETN24.43%23,18410.39
XIVHVelocityShares VIX Short Volatility Hedged ETN10.93%6,31629.99
XTHSPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF8.32%1,2445.70
GXGGlobal X MSCI Colombia ETF8.26%237,13887.24
ICOLiShares MSCI Colombia Capped ETF7.99%7,18616.48
UHNUnited States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund LP7.86%35,2973.40
QQQCGlobal X NASDAQ China Technology ETF7.46%12,06613.20
EWWiShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF6.79%15,234,2841,176.66
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet ETF6.75%985,550173.56

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP-9.95%28,722,341472.35
VXUPAccuShares Spot CBOE VIX Up Shares-8.14%55,6190.58
GAZiPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN-8.07%247,9314.15
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP -6.46%27,19513.84
BALiPath Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN-5.27%264,75918.73
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN-5.26%786,27513.24
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-5.26%16,360,912211.90
VMAXREX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF-5.12%55,2453.59
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-5.02%19,8561.29
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN-3.92%7,6866.36

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
YMLPVanEck Vectors High Income MLP ETF486.37%0.75%96.36
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) ETF280.87%5.63%100.54
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN244.43%294.75%49.23
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF198.65%6.21%101.10
SILGlobal X Silver Miners ETF187.84%5.42%531.21
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers ETF168.84%3.76%90.78
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF165.59%3.26%4,914.23
SGDJSprott Junior Gold Miners ETF148.83%3.28%62.53
RINGiShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF137.37%1.96%324.41
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF132.48%-2.02%211.90

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VXUPAccuShares Spot CBOE VIX Up Shares-77.05%-4.24%0.58
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN-53.51%-1.87%13.24
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-48.09%4.95%1.29
NGEGlobal X MSCI Nigeria ETF-36.83%0.68%19.21
GAZiPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN-31.94%-10.89%4.15
KWTVanEck Vectors Solar Energy ETF-30.75%-1.68%12.82
BBCBioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund-30.22%-3.75%20.02
TANGuggenheim Solar ETF-30.12%-2.55%233.12
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials Fund-25.50%3.81%9.47
SBIOALPS Medical Breakthroughs-20.97%-1.95%137.06

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