EEM & EZU Top Weekly Outflows List

International equity ETFs were out of favor in the week ending Thursday, May 12, but overall, U.S.-listed ETFs saw net inflows.

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A downdraft in retail stocks and some overseas markets didn't stop investors from adding money to U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds this week. In aggregate, $2.6 billion came into ETFs in the week ending Thursday, May 12. Most segments saw net inflows, with the exception of international equity ETFs, which had net outflows of $2.9 billion.

Leading the way were U.S. equity ETFs, which had a net inflow of $2.6 billion thanks largely to the $1.2 billion in creations for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-97), and the $929 million in creations for the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ | A-67).

At the same time, gold remained in fashion this week, as the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD | A-100) picked up $646 million in inflows, while the VanEck Vecors God Miners ETF (GDX | C-76) picked up $438 million of its own.

On the fixed-income side, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG | A-98) was the biggest winner, with inflows of nearly $400 million.

Meanwhile, as mentioned above, international equity ETFs were the big losers of the week. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM | B-100) topped the outflows list, with redemptions of $933 million. That was followed by the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU | A-84) and the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ | B-95) with outflows of $709 million and $588 million, respectively.

Another notable loser was the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG | B-68), with outflows of $435 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust1,209.27181,301.130.67%
QQQPowerShares QQQ Trust929.2435,361.972.70%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust646.0134,757.381.89%
GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF437.677,661.596.06%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF399.4136,479.291.11%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund390.816,873.556.03%
VVVanguard Large Cap Index Fund365.577,013.365.50%
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund306.198,602.973.69%
VNQVanguard REIT Index Fund284.1931,954.300.90%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond ETF229.7218,104.171.29%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF-932.9324,261.10-3.70%
EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF-708.6310,779.85-6.17%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF-587.8315,360.87-3.69%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-455.0124,870.77-1.80%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-434.4514,812.64-2.85%
SDYSPDR S&P Dividend ETF-346.4713,315.44-2.54%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-291.697,933.13-3.55%
FXIiShares China Large-Cap ETF-251.563,548.13-6.62%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-239.5928,921.03-0.82%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-222.5711,863.83-1.84%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity2,564.851,201,846.550.21%
International Equity-2,864.00471,960.39-0.61%
U.S. Fixed Income1,164.20370,645.480.31%
International Fixed Income452.0832,514.341.39%
Commodities822.3864,682.941.27%
Currency22.211,215.281.83%
Leveraged129.7023,806.100.54%
Inverse90.6520,336.330.45%
Asset Allocation10.005,712.310.18%
Alternatives164.083,900.594.21%
Total:2,556.142,196,620.310.12%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
JXIiShares Global Utilities ETF171,818906,500527.59%
EWKiShares MSCI Belgium Capped ETF657,7353,221,482489.78%
LGLVSPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF17,55581,683465.30%
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond ETF253,042840,948332.33%
BSCGGuggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corporate Bond ETF166,095600,717361.67%
JPINJ.P. Morgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF80,951281,005347.13%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare ETF177,982561,599315.54%
BWZSPDR Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF285,749821,209287.39%
ALFAAlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF41,150111,528271.03%
GVIiShares Intermediate Government/Credit Bond ETF159,429384,101240.92%

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.

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