Int'l Equity ETFs Dominate Weekly Creations

Investors piled into international equity ETFs such as 'HEDJ,' and trimmed exposure to riskier assets such as high-yield bond funds, in the week ended Thursday, July 23. Total U.S.-listed ETF assets hit $2.163 trillion.
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Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQPowerShares QQQ1,879.1742,104.864.67%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity539.3222,000.732.51%
IWFiShares Russell 1000 Growth403.1230,769.051.33%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400396.5516,129.002.52%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR384.6220,792.721.88%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe362.9015,157.802.45%
IEFAiShares Core MSCI EAFE297.226,366.154.90%
MBBiShares MBS239.427,316.583.38%
EWGiShares MSCI Germany216.597,652.222.91%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market203.7257,471.860.36%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500-4,935.79178,910.51-2.68%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-2,371.2227,982.43-7.81%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-949.0611,474.27-7.64%
GLDSPDR Gold-835.3624,148.18-3.34%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond-471.919,904.49-4.55%
IVViShares Core S&P 500-274.8770,017.72-0.39%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond-262.2714,210.00-1.81%
TQQQProShares UltraPro QQQ-247.531,031.48-19.35%
FTSMFirst Trust Enhanced Short Maturity-212.86236.84-47.33%
XRTSPDR S&P Retail-207.171,037.66-16.64%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-3,993.471,196,856.90-0.33%
International Equity2,519.23527,221.170.48%
U.S. Fixed Income578.08306,371.420.19%
International Fixed Income156.1826,691.150.59%
Asset Allocation2.995,828.730.05%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
FIWFirst Trust ISE Water63,385289,249456.33%
PBJPowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage139,882556,488397.83%
NFRAFlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure45,538177,217389.16%
FVLFirst Trust Value Line 1009,47236,119381.33%
URTHiShares MSCI World97,827323,727330.92%
IHDGWisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth263,998865,392327.80%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury33,886106,511314.32%
QEMMSPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Mix5541,696306.01%
XLGGuggenheim Russell Top 50 Mega Cap16,09646,593289.47%
GURUGlobal X Guru65,209183,596281.55%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
CNXTMarket Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext12.42%658,35447.92
ASHSDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF11.40%752,65445.95
KBAKraneShares Bosera MSCI China A Share6.81%73,31519.93
FDTSFirst Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX5.69%10,4777.04
ASHRDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF5.20%14,645,700606.27
QEMMarket Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality5.04%10,7775.15
CNDeutsche X-trackers MSCI All China Equity ETF4.58%12,57416.35
PEKMarket Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share4.45%480,698107.54
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury4.25%532,553107.13
EDVVanguard Extended Duration Treasury3.81%184,704363.35

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
SGDJSprott Junior Gold Miners-17.53%72,75115.32
RINGiShares MSCI Global Gold Miners-16.54%1,215,38943.33
SGDMSprott Gold Miners-16.21%1,045,482112.00
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)-16.10%35,5883.69
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners-15.95%95,416,8741,118.38
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers-15.95%280,75223.38
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners-15.67%436,095,8544,549.08
SILGlobal X Silver Miners-15.59%2,413,298135.34
PSAUPowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals-14.56%187,41116.88
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners-13.67%177,34711.36

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
RODIBarclays Return on Disability ETNs0.7740.0828.08
CNXTMarket Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext0.755.1147.92
ASHSDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF0.546.7745.95
XBISPDR S&P Biotech0.43-2.233,127.64
BBPBioShares Biotechnology Products0.42-0.6233.32
BBCBioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials0.38-3.2640.10
DXJHWisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care0.341.355.19
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology0.30-0.969,961.88
DXJFWisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials0.28-1.2135.23
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology0.27-1.313,908.04

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-0.575.413.19
VIIXVelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN-0.48-0.458.09
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN-0.48-0.67964.02
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term-0.48-0.55122.23
GAZiPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN-0.39-2.9412.19
FCGFirst Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas-0.34-6.73186.80
JJTiPath Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN-0.34-12.191.94
XMESPDR S&P Metals and Mining-0.34-5.20316.03
KOLMarket Vectors Coal-0.33-4.0165.79
JOiPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN-0.33-5.25100.75

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