US Equity ETFs Lose $5.6B For Week

Investors filed out of U.S. equity ETFs last week as falling markets pulled total U.S.-listed ETF assets lower to $1.755 trillion.
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Investors filed out of U.S. equity ETFs last week as falling markets pulled total U.S.-listed ETF assets lower to $1.755 trillion.

Investors took a net of $2.62 billion out of flows for the week ended Thursday, May 8, with U.S. equities losing $5.6 billion. The amount in total U.S.-listed ETFs decreased to $1.755 trillion, as falling markets, spurred on by weak economic data out of China and escalating tensions in Ukraine, added to the outflows.

International equity funds saw $1.7 billion of inflows. On the fixed-income front, U.S.-focused funds had inflows of $908.9 million, while $30.5 million flowed out of international funds.

The S&P 500 Index edged lower more than 8 points, or less than 1 percent, from the previous week to close at 1,875.63.

The most popular fund last week was a fixed-income strategy, the ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (UST), which pulled in $566.9 million, bringing its total assets up to $599.8 million, a 1,720 percent increase in assets under management that reflects tactical shifts related to a surge in dovishness surrounding the interest rate outlook.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-97) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $2.8 billion, lowering its total assets to $155.2 billion.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury566.86599.801,720.62%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond459.204,263.0112.07%
IVViShares Core S&P 500349.4156,598.800.62%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate339.354,827.857.56%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe331.4416,748.882.02%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond307.866,520.064.96%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR253.6011,040.962.35%
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN179.601,286.5816.22%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond177.4717,353.041.03%
IEViShares Europe168.563,529.405.02%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500-2,802.89155,170.07-1.77%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-2,207.8223,586.48-8.56%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-1,229.6539,235.55-3.04%
UWMProShares Ultra Russell 2000-671.35949.91-41.41%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR-461.8217,820.11-2.53%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-328.9211,209.08-2.85%
HYGiShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond-234.8012,905.03-1.79%
XLUUtilities Select SPDR-233.396,184.85-3.64%
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond-221.3412,985.82-1.68%
MINTPIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy-177.493,923.07-4.33%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-5,572.50940,147.96-0.59%
International Equity1,741.45424,854.310.41%
U.S. Fixed Income908.89250,016.350.36%
International Fixed Income-30.5422,893.41-0.13%
Asset Allocation53.584,504.051.19%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
EUSAiShares MSCI USA81,0892,250,138554.98%
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure373,3858,134,177435.70%
ESRiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe27,498566,266411.86%
DBVPowerShares DB G10 Currency Harvest294,4956,043,622410.44%
URTHiShares MSCI World7,324123,592337.51%
STIPiShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond30,376508,298334.67%
CLYiShares 10+ Year Credit Bond89,9091,477,045328.56%
INKMSPDR SSgA Income Allocation22,720349,819307.95%
GURSPDR S&P Emerging Europe23,147346,228299.16%
BNDXVanguard Total International Bond327,7564,800,993292.96%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
JJNiPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN6.48%238,14012.72
NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN6.45%27,5477.94
FLNFirst Trust Latin America AlphaDex6.32%22,7677.20
ERUSiShares MSCI Russia Capped6.29%1,196,543250.65
RBLSPDR S&P Russia6.01%170,61622.26
RSXMarket Vectors Russia5.84%51,236,5481,414.32
DPUPowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN4.77%4,8392.18
BRAZGlobal X Brazil Mid Cap4.77%45,74910.05
GAFSPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa4.71%13,06065.97
BRAQGlobal X Brazil Consumer4.54%12,83215.44

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
PBWPowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy-8.35%7,325,795202.37
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy-7.78%27,74526.30
TANGuggenheim Solar-7.69%1,805,694425.17
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-6.50%244,7049.20
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet-6.42%269,10663.49
SOCLGlobal X Social Media-6.36%1,443,134121.13
VNMMarket Vectors Vietnam-6.11%2,989,462458.19
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy-5.97%620,264164.28
PNQIPowerShares NASDAQ Internet-5.86%331,044280.49
URAGlobal X Uranium-5.73%1,494,324212.49

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN77.28-5.08104.39
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN71.13-4.388.05
BOSPowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN53.160.821.86
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x50.923.61105.91
DDPPowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN49.162.503.42
JJNiPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN41.386.4812.72
AGFPowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN38.05-2.573.66
NINIiPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN37.906.457.94
GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares36.09-4.2116.09
TMFDirexion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x33.69-0.7340.77

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-65.508.16457.84
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-61.572.2327.07
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-50.1617.9473.29
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-44.61-0.33174.82
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-42.915.7270.90
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-37.48-3.8210.45
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-36.633.2710.62
BRZSDirexion Daily Brazil Bear 3x-33.58-12.803.37
EMSAiPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets ETN-32.700.004.69
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-32.35-6.509.20

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