Weekly ETF Returns: QE-Linked Rally

September 20, 2013

No tapering? No problem for emerging market funds.

Emerging market funds led the ETF pack in returns for the second week in a row for the week ended Thursday, Sept. 19, on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s no-tapering announcement on Tuesday.

Investors injected $4.415 billion into international equity funds and the S&P 500 rallied 2 percent to close at 1722.34.

Single-country funds focusing on Turkey, Indonesia and Thailand—including the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR | B-100), the iShares MSCI Indonesia (EIDO | B-99) and the iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (THD | B-96)—were the most popular funds, returning 12.26 percent, 9.43 percent and 9.32 percent, respectively.

On the flip side, short-term volatility-bent funds such as the ProShares VIX Short-Term (VIXY | A-47) dropped 6.60 percent after investors’ tapering fears were temporarily assuaged by the Fed’s announcement. The ProShares VIX Mid-term ETF (VIXM | B-37) dropped 3.84 percent.

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey 12.26% 2,322,952 534.95
EIDO iShares MSCI Indonesia 9.43% 4,937,298 440.82
THD iShares MSCI Thailand Capped 9.32% 1,179,119 676.42
IDX Market Vectors Indonesia 8.84% 1,934,915 259.97
INXX EGShares India Infrastructure 8.38% 137,904 16.31
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners 8.25% 313,652,499 7,901.87
IDXJ Market Vectors Indonesia Small Cap 8.06% 258,835 5.53
SILJ PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) 8.00% 84,703 1.92
GGGG Global X PURE Gold Miners 7.96% 309,603 3.87
BRAF Global X Brazil Financials 7.80% 6,185 2.41

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -6.60% 2,586,349 156.78
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN -6.58% 221,582,268 1,257.94
VIIX VelocityShares VIX Short Term ETN -6.58% 1,383,941 12.47
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN -4.51% 120,139 1.13
JO iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return ETN -4.28% 587,331 98.40
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-term -3.84% 793,306 93.11
VXZ iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN -3.83% 3,049,112 47.55
CAFE iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN -3.83% 15,330 5.04
VIIZ VelocityShares VIX Mid Term ETN -3.83% 80,481 1.25
UHN United States Diesel-Heating Oil -3.57% 34,271 6.52

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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