Exchange-Traded Funds


Jan 21, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

Largest inflows

Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)$14,196.810.47%32.21%$174,850.0 0.10%
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)$4,649.75.62%22.62%$52,823.4 0.34%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV)$3,660.310.49%32.31%$53,700.7 0.07%
iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH)$3,462.58.31%33.40%$22,730.7 0.15%
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)$2,437.58.08%24.93%$13,653.7 0.12%
iShares MSCI EMU ETF (EZU)$2,416.39.48%28.76%$8,312.7 0.53%
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)$2,407.811.95%36.61%$45,337.8 0.20%
Select Sector Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)$2,052.313.14%40.44%$9,866.0 0.18%
Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF (VOO)$2,010.410.50%32.33%$15,036.5 0.05%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)$1,755.15.61%22.12%$19,020.6 0.10%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF (VTI)$1,699.310.09%33.51%$39,164.9 0.05%
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)$1,681.42.19%26.48%$13,985.8 0.53%
SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ)$1,261.29.75%27.43%$4,918.7 0.29%
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)$1,037.71.88%-2.16%$3,351.1 0.18%
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI)$989.17.47%22.91%$5,270.0 0.34%
Select Sector Consumer Staples Sel Sector SPDR Fd (XLP)$954.08.71%26.28%$6,734.8 0.18%
Select Sector Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)$854.010.26%35.37%$17,091.0 0.18%
Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP)$829.29.73%35.59%$6,556.3 0.40%
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)$816.89.84%41.36%$14,258.8 0.17%
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ)$762.87.60%41.87%$12,610.5 0.48%

Largest outflows

Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)-$4,376.8-9.52%-28.09%$30,822.0 0.40%
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Fund ETF (VWO)-$4,231.91.61%-5.00%$46,553.6 0.18%
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)-$2,596.08.73%38.85%$27,514.3 0.24%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)-$2,071.31.81%-3.14%$40,123.2 0.69%
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)-$1,238.1-5.79%-17.00%$4,378.3 0.61%
Select Sector Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)-$809.82.74%13.02%$4,501.4 0.18%
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)-$760.97.80%30.09%$12,553.6 0.35%
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)-$732.18.36%28.71%$12,868.1 0.40%
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)-$714.8-0.74%-7.58%$5,697.2 0.85%
iShares US Utilities ETF (IDU)-$660.52.93%14.70%$618.1 0.46%
iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR)-$633.1-0.14%1.05%$3,665.3 0.46%
Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)-$631.16.94%23.26%$3,916.6 0.25%
iShares Gold Trust (IAU)-$620.7-9.47%-27.94%$6,271.0 0.25%
Select Sector Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)-$571.87.17%26.16%$8,004.1 0.18%
iShares Silver Trust (SLV)-$435.4-10.15%-35.22%$6,240.7 0.50%
iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC)-$356.63.94%5.41%$3,320.2 0.53%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (DEM)-$338.0-1.36%-5.64%$4,603.1 0.63%
iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF (ACWX)-$323.44.74%15.21%$1,696.5 0.34%
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO)-$281.08.38%4.82%$4,635.3 0.55%
PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA)-$247.9-4.11%-13.19%$1,219.0 0.85%

Ranked by quarterly returns

Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume
Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (SCIF)25.72%-28.75%$110.40.91%16,171
iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF (SMIN)23.55%-15.50%$5.40.74%2,536
EGShares India Small Cap ETF (SCIN)22.83%-19.94%$20.40.85%4,251
iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers ETF (IAI)18.83%65.61%$224.00.46%69,368
PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio (KBWC)18.80%53.29%$12.50.35%1,844
SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR)17.77%58.65%$34.70.35%1,033
SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF (KCE)17.73%50.05%$122.81.86%29,249
EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)16.64%-17.57%$16.50.85%4,876
Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT)16.45%10.97%$48.60.96%3,331
PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals Portfolio (PJP)16.23%55.59%$943.40.63%171,981
SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)15.99%60.70%$708.10.35%125,207
iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA)15.34%57.07%$296.20.46%48,544
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)15.16%-5.41%$589.0 0.35%2,520,672
SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (XTN)14.83%52.01%$73.30.35%2,023
PowerShares Dynamic Media Portfolio (PBS)14.52%59.75%$326.20.63%135,384
SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE)14.38%47.34%$2,901.00.35%2,565,495
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK)14.31%26.93%$129.70.65%127,534
PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio (KBWR)14.13%46.33%$45.60.35%15,912
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)13.88%47.17%$642.40.58%212,301
Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV)13.83%47.48%$559.50.35%132,716
PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfolio (KBWI)13.80%55.64%$13.20.35%2,290
First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund (FXR)13.73%46.47%$727.60.70%354,890
Powershares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (SPHB)13.57%40.85%$519.90.25%21,058
PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration & Prod Port (PXE)13.56%30.00%$115.80.65%38,260
iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG)13.52%42.83%$603.00.46%66,605
WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (EPI)13.51%-8.72%$1,022.00.83%4,154,021
First Trust Nasdaq ABA Community Bank Index Fund (QABA)13.31%42.94%$52.40.60%10,411
Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)13.19%3.94%$144.30.55%78,975
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT)13.15%101.72%$21.80.66%10,426
Select Sector Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)13.14%40.44%$9,866.00.18%9,046,659
Vanguard Industrials Index Fund ETF (VIS)13.13%41.93%$1,551.20.14%135,131
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG)13.12%31.18%$6,249.90.53%2,361,800
Guggenheim Invest S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (RGI)13.02%39.48%$77.80.40%8,576
Market Vectors Gaming ETF (BJK)13.01%50.02%$82.40.65%28,860
PowerShares Dynamic Market (PWC)12.98%40.75%$170.70.60%6,471
PowerShares Dynamic Financial Sector Portfolio (PFI)12.92%40.27%$27.80.75%5,008
PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio (PPA)12.88%49.80%$92.90.66%35,792
Global X Guru Index ETF (GURU)12.76%46.99%$406.90.75%258,532
iShares U.S. Technology ETF (IYW)12.63%26.48%$3,081.70.46%260,179
iShares North American Tech ETF (IGM)12.58%33.95%$690.00.48%26,687

New launches

Ranked by average daily volume during the fourth quarter of 2013
Name/tickerClassification3-month average daily volumeExpense ratio*
db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR)China region337,7101.08%
Vident International Equity Fund (VIDI)International large-cap core276,3480.75%
Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF (FHLC)Health/biotechnology73,0750.12%
Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF (FYLD)International equity income72,1350.59%
ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL)S&P 50064,4450.35%
Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO)Multicap value64,0770.60%
Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF (FTEC)Science & technology52,7970.12%
Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO)Science & technology51,5680.95%
Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS)Consumer services44,6800.12%
Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF (FIDU)Industrials44,1470.12%
Fidelity MSCI Financials Index ETF (FNCL)Financial services43,2100.12%
Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (FENY)Natural resources35,2170.12%
Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA)Consumer goods28,4240.12%
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF (FUTY)Utility20,8690.12%
Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT)Basic materials19,5950.12%
db X-trackers MSCI Asia Pacific ex Japan Hedged Eq (DBAP)Pacific ex Japan15,6080.60%
FlexShares Stoxx Global Broad Infrastructure Index (NFRA)Specialty/miscellaneous12,9520.47%
Fidelity MSCI Telecommunications Services Idx ETF (FCOM)Telecommunications12,0710.12%
db X-trackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity Fund (DBEU)European region7,4020.45%
FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund (GQRE)Global real estate4,8690.45%

One-year anniversary

Name/ticker3-month average daily volume3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)1,113,5741.88%-2.16%$3,351.10.18%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)168,6385.72%23.73%$1,337.80.14%
Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (CTF)149,6472.49%-1.38%$364.60.83%
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS)106,8204.82%15.85%$428.50.16%
FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF)87,6329.75%35.67%$328.90.37%
PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (PHDG)38,2374.91%12.76%$112.80.39%
PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (SPHD)25,8295.12%20.83%$141.80.30%
FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (QDEF)20,2078.82%32.31%$51.70.37%
IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (QMN)12,4040.75%1.86%$20.3 0.91%
FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund (QDYN)9,90710.04%35.96%$20.00.37%
Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF (DBIZ)9,5882.02%7.21%$5.31.61%
ALPS/GS Mom Bldr Gr Mkts Eq and US Trs Indx ETF (GSGO)8,7173.04%-15.65%$2.11.29%
ALPS/GS Momentum Builder Multi-Asset Index ETF (GSMA)8,4065.12%7.11%$2.61.14%
PureFunds ISE Jr Silver (Sm Cap Miners/Expl) ETF (SILJ)4,342-19.91%-53.06%$1.40.69%
ALPS/GS Risk-Adjusted Return US Large Cap Indx ETF (GSRA)4,1786.21%28.48%$3.10.55%
PureFunds ISE Mining Service ETF (MSXX)3,295-1.20%-23.63%$0.80.69%
SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum TILT ETF (MMTM)2,25010.77%33.23%$11.80.35%
ALPS/GS Mom Bldr Asia ex-Japan Eq and U.S. Trs Indx ETF (GSAX)1,7931.64%-11.93%$2.21.22%
PureFunds ISE Diamond/Gemstone ETF (GEMS)8216.05%8.67%$1.10.69%
SPDR S&P 1500 Value TILT ETF (VLU)68210.49%34.77%$7.90.35%
ProShares Merger ETF (MRGR)4940.69%-4.04%$3.80.75%

Ranked by annualized distribution yield

Name/tickerAnnualized distribution yield3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volume
iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF (IFGL)34.55%-0.50%5.29%$706.20.48%162,582
db X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity Fund (DBBR)24.08%-2.39%-10.12%$3.80.60%1,809
PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio (PSP)20.82%9.68%37.13%$494.52.19%282,893
First Trust Intl Multi-Asset Diversified Inc Index (YDIV)18.76%1.26%N/A$5.10.79%4,820
iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income ETF (IYLD)18.28%1.47%0.57%$97.70.60%24,577
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM)16.52%0.24%-2.47%$947.40.48%1,318,414
SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (CWB)15.23%5.18%20.79%$2,018.10.40%459,475
Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT)14.72%0.87%1.01%$90.70.41%12,864
Guggenheim Invest S&P Gl Dividend Opptys Idx ETF (LVL)14.53%2.86%8.67%$88.20.90%35,002
iShares Asia Developed Real Estate ETF (IFAS)13.50%-3.02%3.57%$32.20.48%3,806
PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio (PBP)13.38%6.92%12.41%$199.60.75%62,006
Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (BIZD)13.12%5.26%N/A$25.18.33%8,898
EGShares India Infrastructure ETF (INXX)12.44%16.64%-17.57%$16.50.85%4,876
Alps US Equity High Volatillity Put Write Index (HVPW)12.22%1.63%N/A$33.10.95%19,889
Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate Index Fd;ETF (VNQI)11.61%-0.98%3.34%$1,263.00.32%13,086
First Trust Multi-Asset Diversified Income Idx Fd (MDIV)10.68%2.34%10.87%$526.60.62%130,103
WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFJ)10.61%-0.21%20.08%$283.20.58%31,294
YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY)10.36%5.31%8.43%$20.81.65%17,606
SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF (IPF)10.02%6.08%23.29%$7.90.50%3,429
First Trust Morningstar Managed Futures Strat Fund (FMF)9.51%4.58%N/A$5.20.95%5,120
Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (CTF)9.06%2.49%-1.38%$364.60.83%149,647
WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Fund (DLS)9.01%5.00%27.42%$807.50.58%54,872
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (YMLP)8.93%3.18%15.73%$257.60.82%83,098
WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund (DTH)8.76%5.55%23.15%$284.40.58%18,907
PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio (PCEF)8.75%3.54%4.20%$488.61.73%31,725

As of Dec. 31. Excludes leveraged and inverse funds, and exchange-traded notes. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. N/A = Not available Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company

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