Weekly ETF Flows: Equity ETFs Popular

More than $5 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, but falling markets helped pull total assets lower to $1.718 trillion.

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

More than $5 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, but falling markets helped pull total assets lower to $1.718 trillion.

Investors poured more than $5 billion into ETFs last week, but markets fell on weak economic data in China and heightened tension between Russia and Ukraine, helping to pull total U.S.-listed ETF assets lower.

About $4.4 billion flowed into U.S. equity strategies, while $976 million flowed into U.S. fixed-income ETFs in the week ended Thursday, March 13. The S&P 500 Index edged lower after reaching record highs in the same week-earlier period.

U.S.-listed ETF assets fell to $1.718 trillion in the past week from $1.739 trillion on Thursday, March 7, according to data compiled by ETF.com Analytics.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-98) led all equity funds, raking in $2.3 billion last week, bringing its total assets up to $158.7 billion.

The ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (UST) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $744 million, bringing its assets down to $45 million and making it the least popular ETF last week.

UST has experienced outflows of some $2.9 billion in the past two weeks, as investors continue to trim their exposure to Treasurys in anticipation of rising interest rates, fueled by the Federal Reserve’s tapering of its bond-buying program.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5002,295.00158,698.311.47%
IWMiShares Russell 20001,752.9829,584.246.30%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market461.1819,172.172.46%
GLDSPDR Gold414.6635,773.991.17%
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners362.318,957.494.22%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR345.5818,163.031.94%
IVViShares Core S&P 500264.7752,885.690.50%
SSOProShares Ultra S&P 500261.123,112.439.16%
VNQVanguard REIT246.6720,970.151.19%
UWMProShares Ultra Russell 2000243.881,812.4915.55%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
USTProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury-743.6645.09-94.28%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production-546.80492.78-52.60%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-435.4145,650.72-0.94%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR-376.638,433.64-4.27%
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil Capped-284.373,635.19-7.26%
XLUUtilities Select SPDR-282.195,089.41-5.25%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets-280.2929,540.08-0.94%
XLPConsumer Staples Select SPDR-254.645,348.13-4.54%
OIHMarket Vectors Oil Services-225.921,148.47-16.44%
JNKSPDR Barclays High Yield Bond-194.9710,204.55-1.87%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity4,361.99937,644.460.47%
International Equity-210.15396,979.54-0.05%
U.S. Fixed Income975.77240,863.000.41%
International Fixed Income-56.1121,156.69-0.27%
Asset Allocation11.584,121.040.28%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
ATMPBarclays ETN+ Select MLP ETN116,5462,734,937469.33%
PLWPowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury217,3414,605,764423.83%
CMBSiShares CMBS15,731267,571340.19%
JJCiPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return ETN50,309838,821333.47%
TWOKSPDR Russell 200018,695307,845329.34%
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap20,638330,001319.80%
INDAiShares MSCI India319,8034,817,518301.28%
TNDQRBS NASDAQ-100 Trendpilot ETN12,410167,211269.47%
IMLPiPath S&P MLP ETN10,292134,975262.30%
EMCBWisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond9,868129,028261.52%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
WEATTeucrium Wheat5.77%405,51213.66
INXXEGShares India Infrastructure5.69%42,04715.93
BALiPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN4.20%81,74225.22
INDYiShares India 504.18%860,479467.26
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 203.75%1,964,549240.00
EPIWisdomTree India Earnings3.73%22,578,471868.15
IDXJMarket Vectors Indonesia Small Cap3.66%170,4216.47
CTNNiPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN3.51%1,4302.09
INPiPath MSCI India ETN3.11%237,461349.36
VNMMarket Vectors Vietnam3.01%1,400,422507.08

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
COPXGlobal X Copper Miners-9.59%341,10329.31
CUFirst Trust ISE Global Copper-8.45%55,31027.47
JJCiPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return ETN-7.94%838,82181.44
CPERUnited States Copper-7.53%37,1811.98
ERUSiShares MSCI Russia Capped-6.53%3,238,688204.68
RBLSPDR S&P Russia-6.29%267,81713.55
RSXMarket Vectors Russia-6.25%45,774,399918.49
RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap-5.90%523,47019.52
ESRiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe-5.63%105,650128.97
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals-5.12%1,256,229297.60

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X129.063.4090.02
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X102.4623.0921.79
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X92.414.27917.52
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN89.321.48168.96
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN82.241.419.36
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers45.980.8046.15
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN45.776.7146.64
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)40.02-2.816.05
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners38.931.212,290.45
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN36.38-4.762.05

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-73.92-6.1720.87
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-60.230.67411.43
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-58.45-5.60233.93
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-57.93-19.6824.90
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-38.261.5288.84
YINNDirexion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X-34.24-10.1977.86
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN-34.19-6.7615.90
BRZUDirexion Daily Brazil Bull 3x-33.09-8.579.83
LBJDirexion Daily Latin America Bull 3X-30.80-6.7116.27
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-30.43-2.3120.89

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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