Weekly ETF Fund Flows: $7B Exits Equities

Investors scrambled out of U.S.-listed equities ETFs last week, and falling markets helped pull total assets down to $1.717 trillion.

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Investors scrambled out of U.S.-listed equities ETFs last week, and falling markets helped pull total assets down to $1.717 trillion.

Investors pulled more than $4.5 billion out of ETFs last week, and falling markets spurred on by uncertainty over the economic recovery in the U.S. and a slowdown in China helped lowered total U.S.-listed ETF assets.

In fact, $6.95 billion flowed out of U.S. equity strategies, while $518.7 million flowed into U.S. fixed-income ETFs in the week ended Thursday, March 27, as the S&P 500 fell some 17 points lower from the previous week to close at 1,849.04.

U.S.-listed ETF assets fell to $1.717 trillion from $1.734 trillion in the week ending March 21, according to data compiled by ETF.com Analytics.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-98) led all equity funds, raking in $1.2 billion last week, bringing its total assets up to $158.2 billion.

At the same, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG | A-70) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $2.33 billion, bringing its assets down to $18.67 billion and making it the least popular ETF last week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5001,161.80158,195.190.74%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets758.7030,531.212.55%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR737.5418,755.244.09%
IVViShares Core S&P 500447.7953,238.820.85%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets340.0920,403.941.70%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate287.334,551.126.74%
XLPConsumer Staples Select SPDR251.195,368.844.91%
EWWiShares MSCI Mexico Capped231.642,605.309.76%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe229.8815,567.421.50%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value195.7720,958.180.94%

Top 9 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation-2,330.3218,665.30-11.10%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap-1,173.587,503.78-13.52%
QQQPowerShares QQQ-1,084.8643,362.45-2.44%
VBVanguard Small-Cap-982.698,728.21-10.12%
XLIIndustrial Select SPDR-609.978,393.06-6.78%
VUGVanguard Growth-559.7313,482.76-3.99%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-489.5928,335.73-1.70%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR-462.069,560.01-4.61%
VYMVanguard High Dividend Yield-440.647,536.87-5.52%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity -6,949.40933,811.05-0.74%
International Equity 1,275.79400,779.850.32%
U.S. Fixed Income518.69242,471.420.21%
International Fixed Income273.6421,544.261.27%
Commodities34.8867,393.610.05%
Currency17.891,916.580.93%
Leveraged200.2420,959.510.96%
Inverse-40.5820,298.55-0.20%
Asset Allocation47.784,193.681.14%
Alternatives77.093,661.332.11%
Total:-4,543.991,717,029.85-0.26%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
HYEMMarket Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond212,3115,351,767504.14%
IWXiShares Russell Top 200 Value49,8461,256,217504.03%
VIOVVanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value24,426555,345454.72%
VTWGVanguard Russell 2000 Growth24,787539,898435.63%
IVOVVanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value22,636476,678421.17%
QABAFirst Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank35,134693,075394.53%
VTHRVanguard Russell 30006,711128,957384.32%
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap30,213549,206363.56%
GIISPDR S&P Global Infrastructure23,680418,586353.54%
SKYYFirst Trust ISE Cloud Computing168,2442,885,599343.03%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil Capped7.80%116,083,6784,159.52
CHIXGlobal X China Financials7.48%513,57821.20
BRAFGlobal X Brazil Financials6.99%90,5562.14
BRXXEGShares Brazil Infrastructure6.80%65,60936.45
INXXEGShares India Infrastructure6.30%44,41716.97
FXIiShares China Large-Cap6.29%183,088,0064,997.53
FBZFirst Trust Brazil AlphaDex5.95%8,1534.75
SCINEGShares India Small Cap5.86%22,50915.80
EEMLiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America5.82%67,98612.66
EZAiShares MSCI South Africa5.58%2,786,352508.79

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-15.22%119,3401.61
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers-11.98%765,28146.28
XBISPDR S&P Biotech-10.73%6,769,1991,277.25
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)-10.43%143,4594.95
TANGuggenheim Solar-9.67%4,460,165441.48
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy-8.80%38,78829.57
IBBiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology-8.55%22,594,5095,004.05
PBWPowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy-8.44%3,001,939234.93
BBHMarket Vectors Biotech-8.34%2,014,271580.86
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet-8.18%537,79473.64

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X65.75-13.0723.15
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN61.351.32101.18
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN56.811.328.72
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X36.85-22.1775.43
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X29.88-19.38693.46
TMFDirexion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bull 3x28.928.3033.09
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers25.98-11.9846.28
DRNDirexion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x25.431.7899.81
BOILProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Natural Gas25.398.6122.89
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN24.7612.8372.11

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-63.60-13.30366.28
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-62.4317.6926.53
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-52.9213.8659.94
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-42.6319.36253.20
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-41.64-8.8468.59
RSXJMarket Vectors Russia Small-Cap-28.10-0.1725.21
YINNDirexion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X-27.0119.8799.87
TMVDirexion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear 3x-24.98-7.97564.85
DRVDirexion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x-23.70-2.2010.32
TTTProShares UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury-23.64-7.81114.55

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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