Weekly ETF Returns: Retail ETFs Fall

January 17, 2014

Disappointing corporate earnings take retail ETFs down for the week ended Thursday, Jan. 16.

Retail ETFs bore the brunt of poor returns last week, reflecting disappointing earnings reports from financial and brick and mortar retailers.

Citigroup and Best Buy stocks sank 4.3 percent and 29 percent, respectively, after posting weak earnings last quarter. As a result, retail-focused ETFs such as the PowerShares Dynamic Retail ETF (PMR | C-42) and the Market Vectors Retail ETF (RTH |B-61) reported losses of 3.2 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.

Strong demand from China for gold helped push Global X Gold Explorers (GLDX | D-23) to double-digit gains of 12.2 percent and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ | B-33) to 10.4 percent.

 

U.S. stocks edged higher from the previous week despite disappointing corporate earnings with a gain of 3.5 points to close the week ending Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1,845.89.

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GRN iPath Global Carbon ETN 14.37% 7,327 1.91
GLDX Global X Gold Explorers 12.24% 241,683 32.00
GAZ iPath Dow Jones-UBS Natural Gas Total Return ETN 11.44% 422,080 36.58
JJN iPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Total Return ETN 10.87% 38,943 4.96
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners 10.44% 10,638,491 1,298.26
NINI iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN 10.05% 58,682 3.42
SILJ PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Miners/Explorers) 9.37% 23,351 1.61
UNG United States Natural Gas 9.33% 37,459,135 828.32
SIL Global X Silver Miners 7.70% 1,103,619 205.70
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners 7.34% 30,004 7.88

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PMR PowerShares Dynamic Retail -3.21% 84,193 36.28
GEMS PureFunds ISE Diamond/Gemstone -2.90% 9,091 1.06
XRT SPDR S&P Retail -2.87% 22,944,110 938.14
RTH Market Vectors Retail -2.32% 752,552 39.72
RINF ProShares 30 Year TIPS/TSY Spread -2.31% 1,292 3.67
COLX Market Vectors Colombia -2.21% 6,887 3.29
GXG Global X FTSE Colombia 20 -2.10% 299,962 105.56
STPP iPath U.S. Treasury Steepener ETN -1.93% 25,942 20.46
FXD First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX -1.83% 993,224 1,068.15
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term -1.83% 3,698,383 260.98

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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