Commodities, Int'l ETFs Top Weekly Outflows

Outflows from commodity and international equity ETFs offset inflows into U.S. equity ETFs in the week ending Thursday, April 14.
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Edited by: Staff

U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds only saw a modest net inflow of $847 million in the week ending Thursday, April 14. Inflows into U.S. equity ETFs and fixed-income ETFs were offset by outflows from international equity ETFs, commodity ETFs and leveraged ETFs.

At the top of the heap in terms of individual ETFs was the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (USMV | A-75), which had an inflow of $555 million. Other notable winners included the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD | A-77), the Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF | A-89) and the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB | B-58).

On the other side of the ledger, the SPDR Dow Jones Indusrial Average Trust (DIA | A-84) topped the outflows list for the week, losing $538 million.

Other big losers included the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ | B-95), the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD | A-100), the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB | A-67) and the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN (UWTI).

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
USMViShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility555.2212,115.654.80%
SPYSPDR S&P 500455.41188,396.060.24%
IWMiShares Russell 2000449.8426,159.481.75%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond415.9928,099.201.50%
VXFVanguard Extended Market319.614,113.148.43%
EMBiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond299.046,227.015.04%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond272.1317,491.841.58%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond191.2612,882.801.51%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400178.8115,663.211.15%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond171.5517,094.921.01%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-537.6112,216.30-4.22%
IVViShares Core S&P 500-514.5271,824.67-0.71%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan-514.2017,048.90-2.93%
GLDSPDR Gold-511.0732,001.05-1.57%
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology-332.666,786.08-4.67%
BILSPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill-315.291,914.72-14.14%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond-289.0810,672.66-2.64%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity-272.939,462.49-2.80%
UWTIVelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN-241.531,015.31-19.22%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-209.839,468.14-2.17%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,618.801,203,413.200.13%
International Equity-891.29475,314.29-0.19%
U.S. Fixed Income478.74361,181.530.13%
International Fixed Income393.3431,462.591.25%
Asset Allocation12.315,611.400.22%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
JPXNiShares JPX-Nikkei 40016,25672,538446.23%
EFOProShares Ultra MSCI EAFE1,7946,418357.74%
OUNZVan Eck Merk Gold64,407220,255341.98%
FXEUPowerShares Europe Currency Hedged Low Volatility123,238788,919640.16%
ONEVSPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus84221262.93%
FTGCFirst Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy350,280702,877200.66%
INTFiShares FactorSelect MSCI International6,93129,332423.19%
INPiPath MSCI India ETN13,52223,207171.62%
GRICohen & Steers Global Realty Majors6,93613,177189.98%
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap67,867118,056173.95%

Disclaimer: All data is from FactSet, 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. is the single source for ETF intelligence. We provide real-time ETF news and analysis to educate investors and drive financial knowledge in the space. Our personalized and accurate information, alongside industry-leading financial tools, are depended upon to develop winning investment and financial decisions. At, we strive to serve both the individual investor as well as the professional financial advisor to educate and grow the ETF community.