ETFs with Surges in Average Daily Value Traded

by: Ron Rowland

Here is a list of the top-10 ETFs that experienced the largest percentage increase in value traded for the week ending April 17, 2009.

To create the list, I first screened for ETFs and ETNs that had an Average Daily Value Traded (ADVT) of at least $1 million for the past 21 market days. This includes only those products in the upper ETF Liquidity Tiers and represents approximately 45% of the universe of US-listed ETFs and ETNs. This step eliminates many of the peculiarities associated with low volume securities.

Next, I compared the ADVT of the past week to the 50-day average to determine which ones had the largest spike in the past week - an indication of potential increased interest from investors and traders.

The table below shows the price change for the week along with the ratio of 5-day ADVT to 50-day ADVT expressed as a percentage increase.

Ticker Name 1-week ADVT Chg
ITF iShares S&P/TOPIX 150 -0.1% 406%
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Value 4.2% 266%
PIN PowerShares India -1.2% 266%
PXH PowerShares FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets 1.0% 192%
JKI iShares Morningstar Mid Value 3.2% 183%
IGN iShares S&P N.A. Tech MMedia Networking 3.4% 172%
ELV SPDR DJ Wilshire Large Cap Value 2.3% 169%
PHB PowerShares High Yield Corp Bond 2.1% 147%
RFL Rydex 2x S&P Financial 5.6% 145%
IWW iShares Russell 3000 Value 1.9% 137%
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Disclosure: no positions