Weekly Flows Into US Equity ETFs Total $6.4B

U.S.-listed ETFs had inflows of $7.4 billion in the week ending Thursday, April 7.

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A cool $7.4 billion of fresh money entered U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds in the week ending Thursday, April 7. The vast majority of that money, $6.4 billion, entered U.S. equity ETFs, as investors remained optimistic on the outlook for U.S. corporations despite head winds from overseas.

Meanwhile, U.S. fixed-income ETFs fell out of favor in the week. The category lost $69 million in the period, second only to currency ETFs, which had outflows of $107 million.

​As is usually the case in a week with big flows, the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY | A-98) led the pack, with inflows of $1.3 billion. From there, inflows were evenly split among a host of different funds.

​The Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ | A-91) picked up $667 million in inflows, the Technology Select SPDR (XLK | A-94) had inflows of $600 million and the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP | A-66) gained $400 million.

​Meanwhile, despite the net outflow for U.S. fixed-income ETFs as a whole, a few ETFs in the category saw interest from investors. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP | A-99) garnered inflows of $459 million and the iShares iBoxx Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD | A-77) saw inflows of $452 million.

​On the other end of the spectrum, four Treasury ETFs were in the top five in terms of outflows for the week, including the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF | A-55) and the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY | A-97), with outflows of $529 million and $467 million, respectively.

​Finally, when it comes to equity ETFs, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ | B-96), the PowerShares DWA Momentum ETF (PDP | B-72) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ | B-65) were among the biggest flows losers.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 5001,250.36185,335.430.68%
VNQVanguard REIT666.9830,581.662.23%
XLKTechnology Select SPDR599.9913,972.854.49%
XLVHealth Care Select SPDR547.2912,416.394.61%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond459.0916,822.992.81%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond452.0727,412.771.68%
IVViShares Core S&P 500424.0071,660.150.60%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production399.521,675.3131.32%
EFAViShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility329.336,085.825.72%
VOOVanguard S&P 500308.3943,856.920.71%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond-529.449,677.17-5.19%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond-467.3210,969.63-4.09%
IEIiShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond-440.595,780.19-7.08%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan-338.8616,139.89-2.06%
BILSPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill-287.892,230.02-11.43%
PDPPowerShares DWA Momentum-226.471,456.32-13.46%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap-217.7513,351.15-1.60%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity-205.689,018.00-2.23%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond-195.839,708.80-1.98%
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond-187.791,064.81-14.99%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity6,396.36957,848.250.67%
International Equity263.43373,187.740.07%
U.S. Fixed Income-69.26293,176.39-0.02%
International Fixed Income359.7125,149.091.43%
Commodities150.0447,333.380.32%
Currency-107.051,123.63-9.53%
Leveraged59.9418,407.570.33%
Inverse142.2115,651.050.91%
Asset Allocation107.654,420.452.44%
Alternatives131.422,869.104.58%
Total:7,434.451,739,166.650.43%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
PDBCPowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy287,8311,754,248609.47%
USDUWisdomTree Bloomberg US Dollar Bullish548,9911,973,347359.45%
PYZPowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum89,711633,918706.62%
IXJiShares Global Healthcare142,407485,877341.19%
FLTBFidelity Limited Term Bond296,580870,080293.37%
BWZSPDR Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond391,3001,152,870294.63%
DBJPDeutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF719,7052,470,593343.28%
MLPNCredit Suisse X-Links Cushing MLP Infrastructure ETN164,090533,861325.35%
PEZPowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum136,767781,630571.50%
FXYCurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust284,4721,016,829357.44%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%17,37721.64
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%1,369,6613,753.75
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%25,407,0002,390.79
WMWELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return ETN0.00%4,16118.90
XBISPDR S&P Biotech0.00%42,326,2872,042.93
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%64,881,35712,623.87
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%32,938,59310,805.28
FVCFirst Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 50.00%775,58124.15
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%72,111,6508,387.79
WPSiShares International Developed Property0.00%31,975145.24

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%17,37721.64
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%1,369,6613,753.75
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%25,407,0002,390.79
WMWELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return ETN0.00%4,16118.90
XBISPDR S&P Biotech0.00%42,326,2872,042.93
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%64,881,35712,623.87
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%32,938,59310,805.28
FVCFirst Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 50.00%775,58124.15
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%72,111,6508,387.79
WPSiShares International Developed Property0.00%31,975145.24

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VPUVanguard Utilities0.00%0.00%2,368.41
VOXVanguard Telecommunication Services0.00%0.00%1,451.34
WMWELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return ETN0.00%0.00%18.90
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap0.00%0.00%2,441.41
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%0.00%21.64
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%0.00%2,390.79
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%0.00%8,387.79
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%0.00%10,805.28
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%0.00%12,623.87
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%0.00%3,753.75

Bottom 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VPUVanguard Utilities0.00%0.00%2,368.41
VOXVanguard Telecommunication Services0.00%0.00%1,451.34
WMWELEMENTS Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Total Return ETN0.00%0.00%18.90
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap0.00%0.00%2,441.41
WMCRGuggenheim Wilshire Micro-Cap0.00%0.00%21.64
XLBMaterials Select SPDR0.00%0.00%2,390.79
XLUUtilities Select SPDR0.00%0.00%8,387.79
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select SPDR0.00%0.00%10,805.28
XLEEnergy Select SPDR0.00%0.00%12,623.87
VXFVanguard Extended Market0.00%0.00%3,753.75

Disclaimer: All data is from FactSet, 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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