The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) was the best performing non-leveraged ETF this week, up 4.4%. The honorable mention this week goes to the PowerShares DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio (PIZ), with a 3.5% weekly gain.
And underperforming other ETFs is the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES), down 4.7% this week, after a very strong start to the year. The iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ), with a similar portfolio, fell 3.7% on the week.
Source: ETF Channel
- Amplify and Reality Shares launch first U.S.-listed blockchain ETFs
- New InsightShares ETF invests in employers that support veterans
- Fidelity rolls out two smart-beta developed ex-U.S. funds
- Barclays debuts 17 “Series B” iPath ETNs
- Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF offers international smart-beta exposure
- Strategy Shares launches a multi-asset fund with leverage element
- American Century rolls out a smart-beta equity ETF and an actively managed bond ETF
- Investors added $15.9 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs this week
- SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) took the bulk of it, $7.8 billion of inflows that pushed assets under management for the world’s largest ETF to $292.4 billion, not far from the $300 billion milestone
- iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) was the top international equity fund of the week, with inflows of $1 billion, while the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX) was the most popular fixed-income product, with inflows of $571 million
- The iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) had the biggest outflows of $1.2 billion on the week. It was followed by a group of bond ETFs including the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF).