Weekly Flows: ETF Assets Hit New Record

More than $7 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, pushing total assets to $1.722 trillion.

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

More than $7 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs last week, pushing total assets to $1.722 trillion.

Investors pumped $7.7 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs last week following Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen’s assertion in a congressional testimony that the weather played a role in recent weak housing and manufacturing data.

It seems that to many investors, Yellen’s comments served to ease concerns that the latest round of relatively weak data pointed to a slowing U.S. economy.

In fact, the bulk of the asset flows—or $6.2 billion—landed into U.S. equity strategies in the week ended Thursday, Feb. 27, as the S&P 500 climbed to new highs.

Overall, U.S.-listed ETF assets rose to a new record high of $1.722 trillion in the past week, an increase of 1.4 percent from $1.699 trillion on Feb. 21, according to data compiled by ETF.com.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-97) led all equity funds, raking in $1.72 billion last week, bringing its total assets up to $157.7 billion. The Technology Select SPDR ETF (XLK | A-77) led all ETF outflows, with redemptions of $1.9 billion, making it the least popular ETF last week.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5001,719.13157,698.041.10%
IWMiShares Russell 20001,500.5427,177.705.84%
QQQPowerShares QQQ1,147.7347,188.102.49%
IYEiShares U.S. Energy793.872,019.9464.75%
MDYSPDR S&P MidCap 400439.4215,813.612.86%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate352.124,388.288.72%
GLDSPDR Gold346.6534,413.881.02%
FXNFirst Trust Energy AlphaDEX340.80492.82224.18%
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE241.4254,222.260.45%
XLFFinancial Select SPDR234.6917,035.921.40%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLKTechnology Select SPDR-1,984.3312,164.77-14.02%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets-816.5730,814.00-2.58%
SPHBPowerShares S&P 500 High Beta-284.30281.73-50.23%
XLIIndustrial Select SPDR-268.169,004.49-2.89%
VXXiPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN-207.15734.62-22.00%
XLBMaterials Select SPDR-200.344,859.01-3.96%
TNADirexion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x-189.73880.63-17.73%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond-176.402,623.95-6.30%
IYHiShares U.S. Healthcare-163.182,781.51-5.54%
IYWiShares U.S. Technology-158.713,793.09-4.02%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity 6,226.20931,513.560.67%
International Equity405.23403,477.310.10%
U.S. Fixed Income571.89247,167.640.23%
International Fixed Income45.0921,132.620.21%
Asset Allocation38.474,074.030.94%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
RYEGuggenheim S&P Equal Weight Energy40,202847,973421.86%
SPHBPowerShares S&P 500 High Beta523,99710,727,524409.45%
TDIVFirst Trust Nasdaq Technology Dividend230,2004,592,319398.99%
LITGlobal X Lithium41,060712,692347.15%
SCHHSchwab U. S. REIT226,1423,603,650318.71%
PBJPowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage281,7254,194,666297.78%
NORWGlobal X FTSE Norway80,0331,155,819288.84%
MXIiShares Global Materials81,1711,140,335280.97%
HVPWALPS U.S. Equity High Volatility Put Write44,522598,138268.69%
FXNFirst Trust Energy AlphaDEX1,176,88015,584,388264.84%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
URAGlobal X Uranium11.82%2,473,783208.27
FBTFirst Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology8.65%1,051,6381,276.28
XBISPDR S&P Biotech8.27%2,335,9121,527.32
TANGuggenheim Solar6.69%3,695,685518.80
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy6.47%1,204,024174.01
KWTMarket Vectors Solar Energy6.37%48,51227.08
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction5.97%27,041,5991,830.97
GEXMarket Vectors Global Alternative Energy5.71%82,499105.42
XHBSPDR S&P Homebuilders5.28%28,782,8732,243.92
PSCDPowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary5.11%63,175116.11

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
UNGUnited States Natural Gas-8.28%131,814,174813.60
GAZiPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN-7.62%747,11235.88
ASHRdb X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares-6.98%1,032,759165.02
PEKMarket Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share-6.93%91,93528.12
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN-6.86%221,2982.09
NAGSTeucrium Natural Gas-5.78%19,7852.02
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas-5.50%129,49622.00
CHNAPowerShares China A-Share-5.49%1,1382.19
DCNGiPath Pure Beta Seasonal Natural Gas ETN-4.90%1,2867.80
TURiShares MSCI Turkey-4.61%2,634,388503.76

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X99.942.9759.81
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X75.684.36730.84
JOiPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN62.763.10172.19
CAFEiPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN57.802.9410.25
RUSSDirexion Daily Russia Bear 3X43.550.668.92
SILJPureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers)40.88-0.305.29
BIBProShares Ultra NASDAQ Biotech40.196.69455.26
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN36.79-6.862.09
GLDXGlobal X Gold Explorers35.451.1338.30
GDXJMarket Vectors Junior Gold Miners33.860.832,010.81

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bear 3X-69.01-8.5622.87
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-60.0823.24402.49
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X-53.47-6.01277.65
KOLDProShares UltraShort DJ- UBS Natural Gas-38.2412.0291.61
RUSLDirexion Daily Russia Bull 3X-35.96-1.2416.72
BISProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech-32.27-6.5315.61
LBJDirexion Daily Latin America Bull 3X-28.88-0.4918.70
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-28.817.7622.64
BRZUDirexion Daily Brazil Bull 3x-28.764.349.48
YINNDirexion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X-27.67-9.5794.20

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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