ETFs Add $10B For Week; Assets Top $1.8T

U.S.-listed ETF assets rise to a record high as the S&P 500 Index hit a new record.
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U.S.-listed ETF assets rise to a record high as the S&P 500 Index hit a new record.

Investors added $10.3 billion to ETFs in the past week, raising total U.S.-listed ETF assets to a record of $1.8 trillion as markets gained despite revised weaker-than expected gross domestic data in the first quarter.

U.S. equity ETFs attracted the most assets this week, taking in a net of $7.8 billion, followed by international equity ETFs, which gathered a net of $944 million in the past week. U.S. fixed-income ETFs saw net creations of $878 million, and international fixed-income ETFs attracted $407 million, according to our data.

The S&P 500 Index rose by 1 percent in the past week, hitting a new record closing of 1,920.03. The upward momentum was helped by better-than-expected reports on durable goods orders, home prices and consumer confidence. But a contraction in GDP growth in the first quarter, as reported by the Commerce Department this week, kept gains in check.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-97) last week led all ETFs, with inflows of $5.94 billion, raising its total assets to $159.54 billion. Meanwhile, the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM | A-83) saw net redemptions of $2.1 billion in the past week.

Small-cap U.S. stocks have been under pressure so far in 2014, and this past week was no different, with funds like IWM slipping another 1.1 percent in five days. The performance of the segment has been fueling concerns that the five-year-old U.S. stock rally may be beginning to falter.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5005,940.99159,536.893.87%
QQQPowerShares QQQ1,229.8543,344.862.92%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond453.4313,512.623.47%
XLIIndustrial Select SPDR380.5510,368.763.81%
GLDSPDR Gold343.9031,672.161.10%
EZUiShares MSCI EMU336.9411,559.703.00%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR313.795,177.426.45%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets253.3222,916.401.12%
EMBiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond240.684,519.895.62%
TZADirexion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x209.17730.4440.13%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 2000-2,053.5024,151.35-7.84%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-356.353,811.85-8.55%
TNADirexion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x-273.051,084.77-20.11%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR-227.6811,392.67-1.96%
XLUUtilities Select SPDR-174.085,794.67-2.92%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate-163.375,488.84-2.89%
FXIiShares China Large-Cap-147.494,733.67-3.02%
IGViShares North American Tech-Software-110.781,127.49-8.95%
GWXSPDR S&P International Small Cap-104.62828.61-11.21%
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN-98.021,123.93-8.02%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 7,789.86969,536.460.80%
International Equity 944.24437,339.930.22%
U.S. Fixed Income 878.40257,375.500.34%
International Fixed Income 406.9923,669.081.72%
Commodities 350.7964,684.630.54%
Currency -76.131,727.01-4.41%
Leveraged -520.8621,537.79-2.42%
Inverse 611.1020,565.162.97%
Asset Allocation 29.084,641.410.63%
Alternatives -101.723,045.39-3.34%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
MLPXGlobal X MLP & Energy Infrastructure105,7332,505,124473.86%
PBJPowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage131,9292,923,428443.18%
FDISFidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary59,2601,298,604438.27%
LDURPIMCO Low Duration1,45229,675408.74%
FCOMFidelity MSCI Telecommunication Services83,5921,613,970386.15%
CEWWisdomTree Emerging Currency59,264960,339324.09%
IWXiShares Russell Top 200 Value134,8191,836,640272.46%
SLYSPDR S&P SmallCap 60018,364237,162258.29%
JKIiShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value10,963137,360250.59%
SIZEiShares MSCI USA Size Factor3,53142,346239.83%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy8.03%4,05924.68
TANGuggenheim Solar7.80%896,610461.01
URAGlobal X Uranium7.67%1,108,152229.94
QATiShares MSCI Qatar Capped7.58%408,84218.64
XBISPDR S&P Biotech7.24%1,690,4271,022.35
MESMarket Vectors Gulf States6.88%171,86837.12
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy6.11%440,992137.46
RGRARBS Rogers Enhanced Agriculture ETN6.00%19,10210.03
UAEiShares MSCI UAE Capped5.97%862,10136.85
PBWPowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy5.88%645,520198.79

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
EEHELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S. Momentum ETN-10.12%20,0870.00
GGGGGlobal X PURE Gold Miners-5.73%18,1693.93
RINGiShares MSCI Global Gold Miners-5.66%559,94055.52
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners-5.16%110,374,3107,220.22
PSAUPowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals-5.06%89,26523.35
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners-5.03%20,475,5211,716.28
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers-5.00%214,19237.70
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)-4.89%27,8465.56
TDDdb X-trackers 2010 Target Date-4.77%2,85410.16
SILGlobal X Silver Miners-4.59%975,069207.82

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN64.98-0.0889.99
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN59.700.179.14
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x51.692.90103.37
INDLDirexion Daily India Bull 3X50.51-5.0352.06
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares50.037.7217.76
BOSPowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN49.41-1.081.82
DDPPowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN48.060.882.16
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap45.870.72305.61
TMFDirexion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x42.735.1040.42
SCINEGShares India Small Cap39.74-0.5525.81

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-66.29-7.17391.00
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-55.7814.5234.15
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures-44.03-8.79338.04
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN-44.00-9.48194.55
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-43.44-7.898.74
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-43.28-4.5156.76
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-41.82-2.567.92
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-39.740.4376.83
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-38.14-3.0212.33
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-35.39-8.5615.74

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