The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD) outperformed all other non-leveraged ETF for another volatile week ending March 2, 2018, finishing up about 1.2%. The next best performer during this rebound week was iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), with a 1.0% gain.
And underperforming other ETFs is the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), trading down -5.5% this week. One of last week’s outperformers, the Shares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ) also fell about -5.3% this week.
Source: ETF Channel
- T. Boone Pickens is the driving force behind oil-related equity ETF bearing his name
- Whitford Asset Management rolls out a fund based on its quantitative model
- Salt Financial plans high-beta ETF based on in-house metric
- REX and ProShares shifted the focus of some of their volatility ETFs in the wake of February’s market correction
- 53 ETFs have made changes to their expense ratios with the end of February and start of March
- This week saw strong inflows back into US listed ETFs, to the tune of $12.3B. US Equity funds led the charge with $9.9B of inflows, followed by international equities, which gained $1.0B and US Fixed Income with inflows of $733M.
- The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) gained $4.1B alone.
- Other large inflows include PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ), $1.8B, followed by iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), with $1.3B, iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG), with $1.0B, and Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), with $676M of inflows.
- The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) led all ETFs in outflows this week, with -$550M, followed by the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), once again, with -$465M. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) lost -$332M, VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), down -$308M. Yet another bond fund, Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VSCH) rounded up the top 5 AUM losers, down -$283M.
- The Big Systemic Market Structure ETF Risk that No One is Talking About, from Exponential ETFs
- Short interest on junk bond ETFs hits record as investors warn of ‘liquidity mismatch’, from MarketWatch
- ETFs That Deliberately Avoid Gun Exposure, from ETF Trends
- 7 ETFs Where Dividends and Low Volatility Meet, from Investor Place