Weekly ETF Flows: Equity ETFs On Streak

Equity ETFs raked in nearly $6 billion in net new assets last week, as investors brushed off weak economic data.

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

Equity ETFs raked in nearly $6 billion in net new assets last week, as investors brushed off weak economic data.

Investors poured $5.82 billion into equities-focused ETFs last week, the bulk of which landed in U.S. equities funds, amid modest gains in the S&P 500.

The latest round of economic data released in the past week, such as housing, manufacturing and jobs, was largely considered weak. Combined, they painted a picture of a slowing U.S. economy.

But many seemed to point to the unusually cold weather as the culprit for the disappointing figures, and the S&P 500 went on to rally 0.5 percent in the past four sessions. Markets were closed Monday due to the holiday.

However, U.S. fixed income ETFs experienced outflows of $568.3 million in that same period, in a sharp reversal for a segment that saw $11.26 billion in inflows just two weeks ago.

In all, investors piled in a net of $4.95 billion into ETFs in the week ended Thursday, Feb. 20, pulling up total U.S.-listed ETF assets by less than 1 percent to $1.699 trillion from $1.683 trillion on Feb. 14, according to data compiled by ETF.com.

The PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ | A-63) led all equity funds, raking in $1.02 billion last week, bringing its total assets up to $45.88 billion. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND | A-96) led all bond outflows with redemptions of $697 million, making it the least popular ETF last week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQPowerShares QQQ1,024.3545,878.332.28%
XLEEnergy Select SPDR739.678,388.519.67%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR479.699,728.515.19%
IEViShares Europe422.753,231.9015.05%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan415.4213,767.383.11%
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE281.0453,522.280.53%
VOOVanguard S&P 500248.6115,742.111.60%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400222.0615,181.911.48%
VNQVanguard REIT208.8219,833.221.06%
RPGGuggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth168.431,289.0515.03%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market-696.9818,616.62-3.61%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-674.3825,090.13-2.62%
GLDSPDR Gold-445.4133,658.61-1.31%
SPYSPDR S&P 500-273.48154,668.24-0.18%
IJRiShares Core S&P Small-Cap-214.8313,935.09-1.52%
UNGUnited States Natural Gas-186.30727.91-20.38%
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking-166.722,391.49-6.52%
SHProShares Short S&P 500-154.981,755.94-8.11%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-149.253,148.79-4.53%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond-132.344,210.79-3.05%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 3,865.21915,805.800.42%
International Equity 1,963.72398,968.900.49%
U.S. Fixed Income -568.31245,331.91-0.23%
International Fixed Income 159.4020,936.360.76%
Asset Allocation5.954,010.550.15%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
PBJPowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage145,4883,485,255479.11%
IWZiShares Russell 3000 Growth83,9821,493,481355.67%
QQEWFirst Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted248,1484,151,175334.57%
BDCSETRACS Wells Fargo Business Company ETN31,534447,005283.51%
TBARRBS Gold Trendpilot ETN22,734318,738280.41%
DGLPowerShares DB Gold60,734839,296276.39%
ITESPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury36,439495,972272.22%
DGTSPDR Global Dow12,057147,308244.36%
XVZiPath S&P Dynamic VIX ETN82,264984,457239.34%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury25,658286,175223.07%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN19.54%2,868,842195.49
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN18.32%260,86111.67
UNGUnited States Natural Gas13.08%106,346,074727.91
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)10.76%229,0235.52
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN10.70%104,7022.89
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners9.32%159,57010.89
SILGlobal X Silver Miners8.14%2,500,467268.82
JJSiPath Dow Jones-UBS Softs Total Return ETN7.87%9,9127.49
TANGuggenheim Solar7.54%3,319,607434.33
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet7.42%262,65560.46

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
NGEGlobal X Nigeria-4.95%124,8099.53
RSXMarket Vectors Russia-3.59%18,173,001837.26
RBLSPDR S&P Russia-3.47%198,07314.89
ERUSiShares MSCI Russia Capped-3.17%2,909,875290.85
RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap-3.15%30,83917.62
BRXXEGShares Brazil Infrastructure-2.52%86,81334.25
EWWiShares MSCI Mexico Capped-2.41%12,676,9102,618.20
XVZiPath S&P Dynamic VIX ETN-2.26%984,45763.23
ESRiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Eastern Europe-2.22%50,854149.14
JSCSPDR Russell/Nomura Small Cap Japan-2.20%22,89678.94

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X131.6620.1760.18
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X88.8323.02839.58
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN56.6924.6676.73
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN54.8219.54195.49
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN50.4918.3211.67
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN48.4510.702.89
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)47.1710.765.52
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners38.747.022,093.77
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers37.595.0438.99
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X37.328.338.44

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-72.67-27.0416.67
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-65.77-23.15366.34
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-56.52-22.38237.96
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-42.90-9.2269.11
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-32.77-8.9517.75
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-32.44-19.0716.90
BISProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech-29.71-7.2712.08
BRZUDirexion Daily Brazil Bull 3x-29.461.107.16
LBJDirexion Daily Latin America Bull 3X-26.74-1.3717.93
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN-25.14-5.0818.17

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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