ETFs Add $6B For Week

Falling markets reacting to geopolitical tensions in Iraq and a political upstage in the U.S. dampened the past week’s surge in ETF assets.
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Falling markets reacting to geopolitical tensions in Iraq and a political upstage in the U.S. dampened the past week’s surge in ETF assets.

Investors added $6.3 billion to ETFs in the past week, raising total U.S.-listed ETF assets to $1.825 trillion as markets hit new records on strong jobs data in May, reflecting a pickup in the economy that was severely hampered by an extraordinary winter.

U.S. equity ETFs attracted the most assets this week, taking in $4.85 billion, followed by international equity ETFs, which gathered a net of $2.37 billion in the past week. U.S. fixed-income ETFs saw net creations of $76.4 million, and international fixed-income ETFs attracted $163 million, according to data compiled by Analytics.

The S&P 500 Index fell by 10.35 points, or less than 1 percent, in the week ended Thursday, June 12, closing at 1,930.11. The downward momentum was fueled by renewed fighting in Iraq and the unexpected defeat in a Republican primary of Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.), the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to a tea party member.

Cantor’s defeat inspired concerns that more legislative gridlock is ahead in the world's largest economy.

The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY | A-97) last week led all ETFs, with inflows of $832 million, raising its total assets to $161.8 billion. Meanwhile, the UBS AG FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN (FBG) led net single-fund redemptions, with outflows of $990 million in the past week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500832.24161,810.970.52%
IYJiShares U.S. Industrials671.991,555.9576.02%
VNQVanguard REIT615.3123,553.512.68%
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation611.3620,184.473.12%
IWMiShares Russell 2000418.3124,196.761.76%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets374.4539,425.050.96%
FXRFirst Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX372.881,251.3942.45%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR355.6018,913.271.92%
IVViShares Core S&P 500314.3857,314.020.55%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR285.2612,069.972.42%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
FBGUBS AG FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN-990.00157.20-86.30%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity-509.0810,413.26-4.66%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-456.3442,550.07-1.06%
XLPConsumer Staples Select SPDR-304.225,418.72-5.32%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-224.243,950.14-5.37%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate-197.244,924.37-3.85%
TNADirexion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x-169.13991.25-14.58%
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond-168.7711,974.25-1.39%
IYEiShares U.S. Energy-143.212,400.99-5.63%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR-116.635,195.04-2.20%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity4,849.36982,271.850.49%
International Equity2,365.24447,328.790.53%
U.S. Fixed Income76.35255,547.570.03%
International Fixed Income162.9624,425.440.67%
Asset Allocation30.484,739.560.64%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
FBGUBS AG FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN670,12619,784,304590.46%
IYJiShares U.S. Industrials415,65910,664,964513.16%
FIBGCredit Suisse FI Enhanced Big Cap Growth ETN35,649870,854488.57%
FXRFirst Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX611,02513,023,962426.30%
GMMSPDR S&P Emerging Markets16,026291,768364.13%
BIKSPDR S&P BRIC 4066,3671,079,157325.21%
EWRIGuggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight12,647193,777306.44%
ITAiShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense72,0461,062,022294.82%
BBRCEGShares Beyond BRICs137,6272,015,357292.87%
QLTAiShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond29,947434,527290.20%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers15.47%282,32045.68
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners15.23%27,433,9702,093.41
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)11.02%46,0926.39
XBISPDR S&P Biotech9.15%3,150,1411,143.37
SILGlobal X Silver Miners8.50%825,802228.51
PBEPowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome8.20%420,437381.50
EVALiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Value7.75%19,59819.39
BRAFGlobal X Brazil Financials7.00%25,5643.08
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil Capped6.61%83,736,5144,900.71
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners6.09%111,439,2087,654.42

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
JJNiPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN-6.15%96,24314.87
QATiShares MSCI Qatar Capped-5.80%191,49036.22
UAEiShares MSCI UAE Capped-5.74%322,17362.27
NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN-4.87%9,1155.12
MESMarket Vectors Gulf States-4.40%164,37434.84
ICFiShares Cohen & Steers REIT-3.16%945,3312,908.79
RWRSPDR Dow Jones REIT-2.92%985,8152,559.44
VNQVanguard REIT-2.87%19,625,73723,553.51
SCHHSchwab U. S. REIT-2.86%718,407985.59
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT-2.86%606,584261.20

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
INDLDirexion Daily India Bull 3X77.12-1.1066.25
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap61.230.99426.41
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares57.406.2918.63
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN56.574.686.88
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN54.702.1380.40
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X53.073.65100.38
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X52.1850.83216.58
BOSPowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN50.591.061.83
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x50.37-8.3896.92
SCINEGShares India Small Cap49.36-1.7533.89

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-74.70-37.2127.37
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-70.70-6.83337.46
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures-48.472.34378.60
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN-48.272.37185.60
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-47.94-3.9152.95
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-47.79-16.97133.40
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-47.350.567.16
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-46.51-6.228.27
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-42.46-2.7519.44
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-38.248.6714.32

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. 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.