Weekly ETF Fund Flows: Energy ETFs Rise

The polar vortex that hit a wide swath of states last week also lifted energy ETF assets, while total U.S.-listed ETFs remained relatively flat. 

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

The polar vortex that hit a wide swath of states last week also lifted energy ETF assets, while total U.S.-listed ETFs remained relatively flat. 

U.S.-listed ETFs added $231.7 million in the week ended Thursday, Jan. 9, but that wasn't enough to lift industry assets, as total U.S.-listed assets dipped a bit to $1.689 trillion from the previous week.


The blistering cold airstream dubbed the "polar vortex" that left many states in frigid conditions last week was also responsible for asset inflows into two energy ETFs: the Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE | A-92) and the United States Oil ETF (USO | A-100). XLE and USO gained $492.6 million and $477.3 million, respectively.


The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-98) led the loss leaders during the week, redeeming $2.17 billion, followed by the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM | A-80), which lost $1.48 billion. U.S. equity ETFs gained $266.8 million while international equity ETFs experienced outflows of $469.9 million.


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLEEnergy Select SPDR492.558,522.146.13%
USOUnited States Oil477.301,003.9990.62%
XLUUtilities Select SPDR398.744,877.138.90%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets368.8519,172.401.96%
QQQPowerShares QQQ359.7545,265.250.80%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market336.4639,342.780.86%
EZUiShares MSCI EMU304.508,464.373.73%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe276.7613,780.712.05%
IWOiShares Russell 2000 Growth236.026,462.383.79%
IVWiShares S&P 500 Growth210.249,416.302.28%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500-2,174.70173,314.99-1.24%
IWMiShares Russell 2000-1,479.5725,468.49-5.49%
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets-1,197.5443,557.18-2.68%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets-1,133.4537,407.31-2.94%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market-272.4917,422.54-1.54%
XRTSPDR S&P Retail-181.63940.06-16.19%
GDXMarket Vectors Gold Miners-171.026,539.78-2.55%
IWNiShares Russell 2000 Value-167.705,899.20-2.76%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production-166.19687.96-19.46%
OIHMarket Vectors Oil Services-112.911,324.76-7.85%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 266.83928,195.950.03%
International Equity -469.91397,684.43-0.12%
U.S. Fixed Income 254.37229,965.220.11%
International Fixed Income 67.7120,780.490.33%
Commodities 150.9963,377.340.24%
Currency -69.002,490.10-2.77%
Leveraged 143.9520,884.940.69%
Inverse -152.5118,926.35-0.81%
Asset Allocation 26.753,873.250.69%
Alternatives 12.483,525.040.35%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
CGWGuggenheim S&P Global Water85,8401,464,340341.18%
IHIiShares U.S. Medical Devices103,5361,630,098314.88%
QABAFirst Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank17,386264,996304.85%
FTAFirst Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX100,4541,502,564299.15%
ITFiShares Japan Large-Cap6,92693,870271.05%
FYTFirst Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX22,345300,493268.95%
EISiShares MSCI Israel Capped32,910441,516268.32%
EWOiShares MSCI Austria Capped142,7211,848,024258.97%
HYHGProShares High Yield - Interest Rate Hedged21,308269,215252.69%
GIISPDR S&P Global Infrastructure18,896233,898247.56%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
XBISPDR S&P Biotech11.30%3,533,7451,063.03
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN6.77%1,773,976120.71
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN6.44%288,7258.67
PGALGlobal X FTSE Portugal 206.02%61,1901.66
PBEPowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome5.78%370,351307.09
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 205.46%1,273,675147.17
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy5.35%60,50023.98
EWOiShares MSCI Austria Capped5.23%1,848,024108.12
EWPiShares MSCI Spain Capped5.12%3,995,001972.84
FANFirst Trust ISE Global Wind Energy4.97%537,05181.80

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
EEHELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S. Momentum ETN-15.77%1,8351.31
GAZiPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN-7.78%359,41132.81
CVOLC-Tracks Citi Volatility ETN-7.44%61,2932.45
PEKMarket Vectors China-6.58%141,34527.95
NAGSTeucrium Natural Gas-6.02%11,7881.68
UNGUnited States Natural Gas-5.92%37,127,195794.61
TDXdb X-trackers In-Target Date-5.74%1,41211.60
EMEYiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Energy Capped-5.44%1,9191.78
KOLMarket Vectors Coal-5.41%574,838145.09
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas-5.39%98,67425.26

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
TANGuggenheim Solar12.654.68356.47
XBISPDR S&P Biotech11.8511.301,063.03
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy8.825.3523.98
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN8.296.77120.71
EEHELEMENTS Linked to SPECTRUM Large Cap U.S. Momentum ETN7.56-15.771.31
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN6.946.448.67
GREKGlobal X FTSE Greece 206.395.46147.17
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)6.190.671.47
PGALGlobal X FTSE Portugal 205.826.021.66
PBEPowerShares Dynamic Biotech & Genome5.705.78307.09

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-
BDGPowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN-25.79-4.060.00
GRWNiPath Pure Beta Softs ETN-17.520.000.80
INFLPowerShares DB US Inflation ETN-13.39-0.133.59
DPUPowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN-10.67-10.672.15
JJTiPath Dow Jones-UBS Tin Total Return ETN-8.89-5.316.33
PEKMarket Vectors China-8.08-6.5827.95
OLOPowerShares DB Crude Oil Long ETN-7.68-3.777.10
FXIiShares China Large-Cap-6.75-3.615,638.30
EMFTSPDR MSCI EM 50-6.68-4.404.56

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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