Weekly ETF Flows: Equity ETFs Add $6.5B

Six billion dollars flowed into equity ETFs last week, and rising markets helped push total assets up to a new weekly high of $1.753 trillion.

Reviewed by: etf.com Staff
Edited by: etf.com Staff

Six billion dollars flowed into equity ETFs last week, and rising markets helped push total assets up to a new weekly high of $1.753 trillion.

Investors plowed $6.5 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs last week—more than half of that going into emerging markets strategies, as rising markets, spurred on by positive housing and manufacturing data, helped raised total ETF assets 2 percent on the week to $1.753 trillion.

In asset class segments, $2.39 billion flowed into U.S. equity strategies in the week ended Thursday, April 3, while a further $2.56 billion flowed into international equity funds. On the fixed-income side, U.S.-focused funds had inflows of $865.6 million, while $611.8 million flowed into international fixed-income ETFs. The S&P 500 Index rose more than 31 points from the previous week to close at 1,888.65.

The most popular developing-world-focused funds featured equities as well as bond funds, and included:

  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM | B-100), which pulled in $1.68 billion, bringing its total assets up to $33.04 billion.
  • iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB | B-24), which pulled in $442 million.

Overall, U.S.-listed ETF assets rose to $1.753 trillion from $1.717 trillion in the previous week ending March 27, according to data compiled by ETF.com Analytics.

At the same, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM | A-83) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $884.6 million, bringing its assets down to $28.18 billion and making it the least popular ETF last week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets1,678.9433,041.255.35%
SPYSPDR S&P 5001,356.45162,950.510.84%
IVViShares Core S&P 500801.9155,209.151.47%
XLIIndustrial Select SPDR624.439,311.787.19%
EMBiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond442.274,175.0111.85%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond407.932,513.9319.37%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond378.913,500.2512.14%
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets324.6442,549.820.77%
CSJiShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond284.2613,450.952.16%
VOOVanguard S&P 500220.3317,015.591.31%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 2000-884.6128,184.50-3.04%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond-457.3812,271.60-3.59%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR-329.2018,754.33-1.73%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate-295.444,331.81-6.38%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market-291.0919,152.18-1.50%
GLDSPDR Gold-248.3833,463.56-0.74%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity-234.8411,448.00-2.01%
MBBiShares MBS-211.925,269.84-3.87%
IWOiShares Russell 2000 Growth-184.726,242.18-2.87%
VBVanguard Small-Cap-157.228,811.17-1.75%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity2,389.47958,041.100.25%
International Equity2,556.93412,366.860.62%
U.S. Fixed Income865.56242,475.170.36%
International Fixed Income611.7922,120.982.77%
Asset Allocation36.114,280.760.84%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
SIZEiShares MSCI USA Size Factor1,48134,650468.08%
MDYVSPDR S&P MidCap 400 Value12,775293,245459.11%
FVLFirst Trust Value Line 10016,942345,593407.97%
EQLALPS Equal Weight32,677665,242407.16%
EXIiShares Global Industrials43,190713,203330.27%
RCDGuggenheim S&P Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary15,579253,112324.95%
CEFLETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN61,096912,076298.57%
CLYiShares 10+ Year Credit Bond33,600475,196282.86%
FXUFirst Trust Utilities AlphaDEX88,9691,215,665273.28%
PBSPowerShares Dynamic Media330,3754,483,172271.40%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
TURiShares MSCI Turkey9.75%4,169,831640.98
TAOGuggenheim China Real Estate6.96%123,37027.39
SCIFMarket Vectors India Small-Cap6.42%794,286165.20
CHIIGlobal X China Industrials6.40%2,4834.25
CHXXEGShares China Infrastructure6.38%11,6859.54
JJUiPath Dow Jones-UBS Aluminum Total Return ETN5.89%13,8312.61
EIDOiShares MSCI Indonesia5.81%3,139,373494.51
FCAFirst Trust China AlphaDex5.47%7,5634.47
FHKFirst Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX5.42%1,3983.87
IDXMarket Vectors Indonesia5.39%1,309,595240.64

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term-7.28%2,754,887116.12
VIIXVelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN-7.24%290,4999.35
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN-7.24%131,438,1991,020.19
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-7.12%52,5461.49
EGPTMarket Vectors Egypt-5.91%301,16066.89
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-term-4.48%450,28656.62
VIIZVelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN-4.47%39,0051.85
VXZiPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN-4.47%3,048,68578.74
SGGiPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return ETN-4.07%129,37536.30
SGARiPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN-3.31%2,7952.54

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN59.64-1.0698.03
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN55.38-0.918.41
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X51.65-8.5120.34
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X36.6112.0984.61
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X33.392.70730.63
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X32.39-3.2684.40
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x31.995.23100.04
IDXJMarket Vectors Indonesia Small Cap28.974.326.78
TANGuggenheim Solar27.223.16484.07
EIDOiShares MSCI Indonesia26.935.81494.51

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-62.82-1.0326.26
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-62.433.19413.27
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-49.856.5160.72
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-44.89-3.95214.02
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-40.272.3468.12
BXDBBarclays Short B Leveraged Inverse S&P 500 TR ETN-32.54-27.341.49
SOXSDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X-31.62-11.2915.45
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares-29.36-13.5610.08
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-27.66-5.1912.11
RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap-25.383.7932.47

Disclaimer: All data 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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