February ETF Stats Part II
Assets under management for U.S.-listed ETFs and ETNs climbed to $1.06 trillion in February, up from $765 billion in February 2010 while the number of listed products totaled 1,135 compared to 964 listed products at the same time last year, according to data released by the National Stock Exchange.
Inflows to ETFs and ETNs totaled $7.4 billion last month with $1.2 billion of that figure going to ETNs. ETF/ETN notional trading volume during February 2011 totaled approximately $1.25 trillion, representing almost 27% of all U.S. equity trading volume, NSX said in a statement.
The top three spots in terms of issuer assets were once again dominated by BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares, State Street's (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors business and Vanguard. iShares had over $459 billion in AUM. SSgA had almost $245 billion while Vanguard had over $158 billion in AUM. The three firms list over 370 ETFs combined.
In terms of outflows during the month of February, almost $2.4 billion was pulled from the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (NYSE: EEM) while nearly $1.4 billion was pulled from the rival Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF (NYSE: VWO). About $1.35 billion was pulled from the S&P 500 SPDR (NYSE: SPY) and the SPDR Gold Shares lost $695 million in assets. The PowerShares QQQ (Nasdaq: QQQQ) said investors withdraw $560 million.
The Select Sector Energy SPDR (NYSE: XLE) was easily the inflows leader with almost $1.6 billion in new investments. Japan caught the eye of investors last month as the iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (NYSE: EWJ) was next with $956 million in new investments. The PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (NYSE: DBA) gained almost $520 million in fresh investor cash.
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