Int’l Stock ETFs Lead Weekly Creations

The popularity of currency-hedged eurozone-focused funds goes unabated for another week.
Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

Currency-hedged ETFs focused on Europe continued to rake in assets in the past week, as investors looked for ways to play the budding eurozone recovery while protecting themselves from the devaluing euro.


Even as the financial crisis in Greece continues to unfold, investor appetite for international stocks has gone undeterred. In the past five days ended Thursday, March 26, they poured more than $4.01 billion into international equity ETFs.


Both the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ | B-59) and the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (DBEF | B-77) were among the week’s most popular funds, gathering $709 million and $472 million, respectively.


Not so popular were U.S. equity funds, which, in the aggregate, bled some $14.12 billion in assets in a week. In all, total U.S.-listed ETF assets slipped about $9 billion in the past five days, ending the week at $2.094 trillion. 


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity709.4116,831.884.40%
IWMiShares Russell 2000640.4429,855.892.19%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond605.1616,588.263.79%
DBEFDeutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF472.246,840.127.42%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond468.5611,434.724.27%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond462.3922,288.432.12%
XLKTechnology Select SPDR384.9612,867.063.08%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond378.0523,894.641.61%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond368.576,423.236.09%
EZUiShares MSCI EMU325.979,660.603.49%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation-3,940.6720,476.16-16.14%
SPYSPDR S&P 500-3,016.78189,084.94-1.57%
VYMVanguard High Dividend Yield-1,559.8910,836.45-12.58%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap-1,414.0111,304.02-11.12%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-780.9511,874.78-6.17%
IJHiShares Core S&P Mid-Cap-730.4425,634.41-2.77%
HDViShares Core High Dividend-621.024,953.44-11.14%
DVYiShares Select Dividend-617.9714,953.68-3.97%
VBVanguard Small-Cap-613.7210,878.42-5.34%
VXFVanguard Extended Market-596.584,125.47-12.63%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-14,127.881,183,261.68-1.19%
International Equity4,014.99465,660.130.83%
U.S. Fixed Income3,011.79307,751.920.99%
International Fixed Income-28.6424,642.67-0.12%
Asset Allocation20.145,754.660.35%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
CRBNiShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target2,48012,471502.86%
WBIAWBI SMID Tactical Growth31,861146,770460.65%
WBIGWBI Large Cap Tactical Yield Shares33,885134,547397.06%
IFEUiShares Europe Developed Real Estate35,688138,100386.96%
WBIFWBI Large Cap Tactical Value24,92993,386374.60%
IGViShares North American Tech-Software97,678359,778368.33%
WBIEWBI Large Cap Tactical Growth24,61789,951365.40%
DJCIE-TRACS DJ-Bloomberg Commodity Total Return42,889156,613365.16%
WBIIWBI Tactical Income Shares21,18872,392341.66%
WBILWBI Large Cap Tactical Select Shares19,14564,764338.29%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN14.32%24,330,8991,034.92
USOUnited States Oil13.25%147,272,6793,254.06
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN12.58%566,2786.14
OLEMiPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN9.35%4,8442.61
USLUnited States 12 Month Oil8.97%376,30976.02
BNOUnited States Brent Oil8.88%1,246,945111.05
CPERUnited States Copper8.80%5,6401.90
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 208.46%3,846,588229.61
RJNELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity - Energy Total Return ETN8.05%475,98229.67
JUNRGlobal X Junior Miners7.04%6,1923.72

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
BBCBioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials-12.12%514,74720.34
SBIOALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF-11.12%770,75846.77
XBISPDR S&P Biotech-9.83%8,328,2822,025.94
PBEPowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome-8.22%723,834528.26
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology-7.52%1,853,7733,099.43
PTHPowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum-7.06%139,168175.17
BBPBioShares Biotechnology Products-7.05%204,3439.09
XPHSPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals-7.04%732,7031,182.70
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology-6.69%18,605,1448,113.90
IDXJMarket Vectors Indonesia Small Cap-6.68%8,5137.38

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
CNXTMarket Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext0.441.0041.36
ASHSDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF0.331.3239.77
TANGuggenheim Solar0.29-3.35366.52
DBGRDeutsche X-trackers MSCI Germany Hedged Equity ETF0.22-1.24178.01
DXJHWisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care0.21-0.083.12
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy0.21-3.2124.32
HEWGiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany0.21-1.461,288.96
ICLNiShares Global Clean Energy0.20-1.6979.15
DXGEWisdomTree Germany Hedged Equity0.19-1.58289.47
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity0.18-1.6416,831.88

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
GAZiPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN-0.37-9.0912.60
EWZSiShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap-0.250.3026.29
BRFMarket Vectors Brazil Small-Cap-0.230.5682.21
BRAQGlobal X Brazil Consumer-0.19-0.626.26
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN-0.19-1.4367.90
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-0.1912.096.14
FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDex-0.18-0.482.56
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 20-0.182.51229.61
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term-0.171.29150.62
VIIXVelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN-0.171.478.05

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