ETF Assets Reach Record $1.872T

Between markets smelling an improving job market, and strong flows, ETF assets reach record high.
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Between markets smelling an improving job market, and strong flows, ETF assets reach record high.

Investors added nearly $2 billion to the ETF market in the past week ending Wednesday, lifting U.S.-listed ETF assets to a record with the help of markets, which also rose to record highs. Stocks rose throughout the holiday-shortened week on expectations of strong June job-market data that could force the Federal Reserve to amend expectations surrounding monetary policy.

The majority of new assets flowed into equity funds, specifically international equity funds, which pulled in $1.7 billion. U.S. equities collected $621 million. Meanwhile, fixed-income ETFs had outflows of about $771 million.

Total ETF assets stood at more than $1.872 trillion as of Wednesday, July 2, according to data compiled by’s data screener. The S&P 500 Index’s 0.89 percent increase pulled assets higher for the week.’s survey covers the shortened week from Thursday, June 26 to Wednesday, July 2. Markets are shut Friday, July 4, for the U.S Independence Day holiday.

Markets hit new highs on better-than-expected jobs data from paycheck processor ADP, which showed that 281,000 private-sector jobs were created in June, more than the 205,000 estimated. The U.S. government’s separate report, which was released on Thursday after’s flows survey ended, showed 288,000 new jobs, suggesting the Fed might have to tweak expectations.

Apart from rising stocks, bond yields rose and gold sold off—suggestions that markets are telling investors the Fed may now reckon that accelerating improvement of the job market could require it to begin raising rates a bit sooner than it has recently been signaling. The Fed has been suggesting the possible start of raising official rates as soon as mid-2015.

Last week’s most popular fund was the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM | A-82), which pulled in $1.79 billion, while the week’s least popular fund was another iShares ETF, the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD | A-85), which bled $1.64 billion.


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 20001,785.6228,092.316.79%
IJHiShares Core S&P Mid-Cap1,477.0424,864.066.32%
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE1,021.5656,528.501.84%
SPYSPDR S&P 500994.05170,688.760.59%
GLDSPDR Gold483.2733,950.111.44%
MVVProShares Ultra MidCap 400482.031,250.5362.72%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR434.8210,157.364.47%
FXGFirst Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX422.821,781.0931.13%
FXHFirst Trust Health Care AlphaDEX407.202,434.8820.08%
UWMProShares Ultra Russell 2000378.341,202.5745.90%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value-1,640.7623,200.47-6.60%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond-1,535.044,688.36-24.67%
IVViShares Core S&P 500-1,279.8156,919.88-2.20%
IWNiShares Russell 2000 Value-726.216,103.94-10.63%
IWSiShares Russell Mid-Cap Value-646.026,756.44-8.73%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR-530.2218,459.52-2.79%
SSOProShares Ultra S&P 500-458.952,001.88-18.65%
USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-405.57230.51-63.76%
XLBMaterials Select SPDR-315.665,211.12-5.71%
IWRiShares Russell Mid-Cap-305.3310,374.61-2.86%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 620.921,021,643.520.06%
International Equity 1,700.56452,785.790.38%
U.S. Fixed Income -1,008.90252,550.98-0.40%
International Fixed Income237.2524,684.010.96%
Asset Allocation34.884,893.630.71%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
DGLPowerShares DB Gold41,726771,623369.85%
USCIUnited States Commodity200,6933,641,685362.91%
DBOPowerShares DB Oil131,0342,318,704353.91%
RLYSPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return49,725842,870339.01%
IUSViShares Core U.S. Value40,330678,697336.57%
RGIGuggenheim S&P Equal Weight Industrials13,684227,530332.55%
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT225,5763,682,566326.50%
FFRFirst Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate13,733216,545315.37%
EWXSPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap127,1031,940,189305.29%
RTMGuggenheim S&P Equal Weight Materials12,491182,678292.50%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN13.43%13,5271.91
COPXGlobal X Copper Miners7.32%233,96637.42
JJNiPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN7.01%22,82316.01
NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN6.39%16,3366.97
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet6.33%325,87977.47
INCOEGShares India Consumer5.95%10,9257.19
URAGlobal X Uranium5.75%856,721240.63
CUFirst Trust ISE Global Copper5.73%80,69731.03
SPGHETRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged ETN5.72%6,58922.02
BJKMarket Vectors Gaming5.43%159,59961.79

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
BARLMorgan Stanley S&P 500 Oil Hedged ETN-33.98%2,00118.36
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-12.93%578,5635.12
QDEMMarket Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend-6.96%14,5975.44
SOYBTeucrium Soybeans-5.98%43,9475.51
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN-5.34%629,34282.68
NAGSTeucrium Natural Gas-5.26%10,4781.31
JJGiPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return ETN-5.21%250,96475.76
JJAiPath Dow Jones UBS Agriculture Total Return ETN-5.13%51,63784.33
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN-5.13%30,4246.74
WEETiPath Pure Beta Grains ETN-4.99%1,5000.45

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
INDLDirexion Daily India Bull 3X82.457.2873.46
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X71.887.32118.36
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X69.068.27841.23
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X67.252.27184.36
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap66.063.28434.41
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares61.83-1.9027.36
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x59.711.9496.90
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN53.64-5.3482.68
SCINEGShares India Small Cap53.564.4434.59
SMINiShares MSCI India Small-Cap50.204.599.74

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-80.28-5.2464.08
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures-63.13-8.40273.55
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN-63.07-8.58142.03
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-63.0113.94348.48
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-62.35-12.935.12
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-62.34-8.04221.21
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-49.191.578.52
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-48.99-7.0021.05
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-42.09-2.3311.55
TVIZVelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Mid Term ETN-40.00-7.561.03

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