ETFs Gather $4.6B In Week

Inflows continue into equity ETFs, but total ETF assets dip.
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Inflows continue into equity ETFs, but total ETF assets dip.

Investors added nearly $5 billion to the ETF market in the past week, but U.S.-listed ETF assets edged lower thanks in part to fresh signals from the Federal Reserve that rates may rise sooner rather than later in 2015.

The majority of new assets flowed into equity funds—more than $3.6 billion flowed into equities, with U.S. and international equities each collecting about $1.8 billion. Meanwhile, fixed-income ETFs had inflows of $493 million. Total ETF assets stood at almost $1.854 trillion as of Thursday, June 26, according to data compiled by The S&P 500 Index’s 0.12 percent decline pulled assets lower.

This week, financial markets continued their downtrend in part on James Bullard’s, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, bullish assessment of the U.S. economy and his views that the economy is improving enough to withstand an increase in short-term interest rates.

The most popular fund was the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-98), which pulled in $1.55 billion, while the week’s least popular fund, the Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG | A-89), bled $658.7 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5001,545.13168,779.210.92%
IWMiShares Russell 20001,049.5625,877.164.23%
XLUUtilities Select SPDR855.676,954.9414.03%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR706.3310,245.817.40%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets657.4139,679.151.68%
XLPConsumer Staples Select SPDR474.606,950.917.33%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400359.5515,536.332.37%
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN319.221,235.9634.82%
XHBSPDR S&P Homebuilders305.121,833.1919.97%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate264.434,995.135.59%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VUGVanguard Growth-658.6814,701.09-4.29%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-505.4043,524.45-1.15%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap-473.318,133.45-5.50%
VBVanguard Small-Cap-407.489,183.41-4.25%
VBRVanguard Small-Cap Value-324.864,398.84-6.88%
VBKVanguard Small-Cap Growth-278.303,803.23-6.82%
HDViShares Core High Dividend-258.084,003.74-6.06%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market-222.6044,397.94-0.50%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR-205.0518,783.58-1.08%
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond-200.3711,871.00-1.66%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,812.681,009,341.860.18%
International Equity1,808.01445,585.080.41%
U.S. Fixed Income430.98255,017.510.17%
International Fixed Income62.2424,571.090.25%
Asset Allocation42.984,857.330.88%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
FGMFirst Trust Germany AlphaDEX31,060665,815428.73%
FSTAFidelity MSCI Consumer Staples64,7551,243,313384.00%
NORWGlobal X FTSE Norway146,8012,764,583376.64%
YAOGuggenheim China All-Cap10,889178,178327.25%
PAGGPowerShares Global Agriculture10,161165,843326.45%
IWYiShares Russell Top 200 Growth18,836303,338322.08%
FUTYFidelity MSCI Utilities79,7401,264,875317.25%
GBFiShares Government/Credit Bond14,954225,381301.43%
EXIiShares Global Industrials28,358426,777300.99%
EISiShares MSCI Israel Capped28,107420,636299.31%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN8.86%11,2202.06
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN6.83%786,74287.55
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN6.69%40,8696.89
ARGTGlobal X FTSE Argentina 204.89%139,94510.52
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap4.34%1,018,540402.14
GGBPAdvisorShares Gartman Gold/British Pound4.04%8,4301.26
LEDDiPath Pure Beta Lead ETN4.00%9,6001.53
JJCiPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return ETN3.67%222,08976.32
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury3.55%62,28777.34
MLPGETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN3.40%11,22636.63

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
UAEiShares MSCI UAE Capped-5.73%267,69155.92
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 20-5.38%4,527,512285.38
EEHELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S. Momentum ETN-5.17%6,7771.48
QATiShares MSCI Qatar Capped-4.62%83,87430.75
INRMarket Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN-4.61%5,6551.78
GAZiPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN-4.58%544,89028.94
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas-4.45%31,90017.58
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners-4.16%39,191,5172,258.03
EPOLiShares MSCI Poland Capped-3.96%2,933,519413.27
CTNNiPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN-3.81%4,7152.22

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X65.07-14.16186.12
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares63.70-4.7027.67
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN61.526.8387.55
INDLDirexion Daily India Bull 3X61.09-0.7364.28
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap59.914.34402.14
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X59.87-1.81838.93
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X58.11-2.67109.12
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x55.83-0.9994.56
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN55.286.696.89
DDPPowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN47.240.332.15

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-79.449.5559.27
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-65.0510.36360.73
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-59.980.46204.86
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures-58.82-0.75318.18
TVIXVelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN-58.67-0.32153.92
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-56.47-1.335.92
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-49.593.238.44
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-44.433.3722.91
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-41.296.8254.48
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-40.151.3711.85

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