Equity ETFs Top Flows Despite Turmoil

A huge inflow into 'SPY' helped propel total U.S.-listed ETF flows into the positive for the week ending Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Despite another tumultuous week in financial markets, investors added money to their exchange-traded fund holdings in the week ending Thursday, Feb. 11. Safe havens such as Treasurys and gold were in favor once again, but the buying extended to U.S. equity ETFs.

In fact, the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY | A-98) was the most popular ETF of the week by far, gaining $5.9 billion in assets. Following suit were the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD | A-100), the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX (FXU | B-86) and the iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI | A-73).

Another notable ETP on the inflows list was the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN (UWTI), to which investors added $367 million.

In aggregate, U.S.-listed ETFs of all segments saw a net inflow of $5.5 billion.

Weighing on the aggregate figure was $2.1 billion worth of outflows from international equity ETFs such as the iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG |A-96) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ | B-67).

Other outflow leaders included the FirstTrust Arca Biotechnology ETF (FBT | B-60), the Financial Sector SPDR (XLF | A-93) and the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG | B-68).

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5005,927.36166,732.223.69%
GLDSPDR Gold664.9328,657.552.38%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX661.031,309.31101.97%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond565.356,481.249.56%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400398.2512,972.983.17%
UWTIVelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN366.53820.3780.76%
USMViShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility305.508,137.273.90%
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation286.7918,303.891.59%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust277.4711,590.292.45%
USOUnited States Oil274.703,183.369.44%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology-853.13896.42-48.76%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-665.1934,246.64-1.91%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR-448.6614,396.36-3.02%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond-431.2812,556.73-3.32%
EWGiShares MSCI Germany-368.304,807.86-7.12%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity-322.8910,720.21-2.92%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe-242.4612,899.89-1.84%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond-240.1410,075.37-2.33%
IWRiShares Russell Mid-Cap-239.6810,592.51-2.21%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR-235.1911,609.41-1.99%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity5,314.531,055,788.510.50%
International Equity-2,103.44431,812.63-0.49%
U.S. Fixed Income1,074.34341,431.200.31%
International Fixed Income-154.5527,422.92-0.56%
Commodities942.9651,669.651.82%
Currency-9.951,405.95-0.71%
Leveraged543.1119,942.812.72%
Inverse-60.5819,290.96-0.31%
Asset Allocation-0.525,128.42-0.01%
Alternatives-77.823,013.15-2.58%
Total:5,468.081,956,906.200.28%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
PSCIPowerShares S&P SmallCap Industrials17,44553,515306.76%
NYFiShares New York AMT-Free Muni Bond9,63216,884175.29%
IHFiShares U.S. Healthcare Providers139,391265,806190.69%
SCHPSchwab U.S. TIPS178,016302,324169.83%
TIPZPIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS15,65424,200154.59%
IRYSPDR S&P International Health Care13,42237,183277.03%
SJBProShares Short High Yield210,769334,604158.75%
IATiShares U.S. Regional Banks397,012868,787218.83%
TLOSPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury123,158298,602242.45%
TILTFlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt30,78635,245114.48%

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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