Calm Conditions Spur Weekly Inflows

About $3.7 billion entered U.S-listed ETFs in the week-ending Thursday, March 31.

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Calm conditions in financial markets swayed investors to add money into ETFs this week. Net inflows into U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds totaled $3.7 billion in the week-ending Thursday, March 31, led by a net $1.9 billion inflow into U.S. equity ETFs.

International equity ETFs, U.S. fixed-income ETFs, and international fixed-income ETFs all saw positive inflows as well, according to FactSet data.

In terms of individual funds, the PowerShares QQQ (QQQ | A-67) took the top spot on the flows list, with $710 million going into the ETF.

That was followed by the First Trust Energy AlphaDEX (FXN | B-47), which gathered $647 million. The inflows into FXN contrasted with the $641 million of outflows from sister fund, the First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX (FXH | B-68). The highly-popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 (FV | B-41) shuffles between the various First Trust ETFs based on a relative strength model.

Other funds with notable outflows for the week include the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF (HEDJ | B-47), which lost $460 million; the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT | A-83), which lost $416 million; and the the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE | A-70), which lost $400 million, or 18% of its assets under management.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQPowerShares QQQ709.4439,081.691.85%
FXNFirst Trust Energy AlphaDEX647.281,259.89105.66%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets476.3625,333.591.92%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap299.8613,292.322.31%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond297.8634,785.470.86%
USMViShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility258.9211,214.902.36%
PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum226.321,451.3718.47%
VNQVanguard REIT225.1029,942.240.76%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond224.6027,069.200.84%
IVViShares Core S&P 500216.7671,183.790.31%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 2000-670.9425,959.02-2.52%
FXHFirst Trust Health Care AlphaDEX-641.151,365.55-31.95%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity-459.9413,997.49-3.18%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-416.169,774.10-4.08%
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking-400.161,811.41-18.09%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate-281.154,678.23-5.67%
IAUiShares Gold Trust-267.947,388.85-3.50%
DVYiShares Select Dividend-178.5114,561.26-1.21%
GLDSPDR Gold-175.2932,553.08-0.54%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Trust-167.2112,470.81-1.32%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,873.38476,685.080.39%
International Equity517.66189,496.970.27%
U.S. Fixed Income944.50146,201.910.65%
International Fixed Income107.5612,398.520.87%
Commodities-430.2524,106.24-1.78%
Currency-10.35575.36-1.80%
Leveraged12.789,269.280.14%
Inverse482.197,784.296.19%
Asset Allocation9.592,169.800.44%
Alternatives189.081,361.3713.89%
Total:3,696.13870,048.830.42%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
JSCSPDR Russell/Nomura Small Cap Japan3,28116,271495.93%
WPSiShares International Developed Property12,64662,672495.58%
RZGGuggenheim S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth17,88171,216398.27%
QEMMSPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Mix16,21453,048327.17%
EWOiShares MSCI Austria Capped94,664298,358315.18%
PBJPowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage52,644158,688301.43%
XMPTMarket Vectors CEF Municipal Income44,039119,943272.36%
DBKODeutsche X-trackers MSCI South Korea Hedged Equity ETF281,094695,878247.56%
PXMGPowerShares Russell Midcap Pure Growth3,96414,075355.02%
FBNDFidelity Total Bond25,88893,617361.62%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap0.00%190,3302,478.12
VPUVanguard Utilities0.00%499,1822,413.06
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%12,081,2222,398.88
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%2,111,0623,513.28
XBISPDR S&P Biotech0.00%20,039,3901,800.51
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%41,676,43812,849.39
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%15,896,44710,769.72
PSETPrincipal Price Setters0.00%6,3105.06
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%43,314,8748,158.51
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%25,49221.56

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap0.00%190,3302,478.12
VPUVanguard Utilities0.00%499,1822,413.06
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%12,081,2222,398.88
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%2,111,0623,513.28
XBISPDR S&P Biotech0.00%20,039,3901,800.51
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%41,676,43812,849.39
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%15,896,44710,769.72
PSETPrincipal Price Setters0.00%6,3105.06
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%43,314,8748,158.51
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%25,49221.56

Disclaimer: All data is from FactSet, 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.

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