ETFs with Surge in Value Traded: Week of 5/8/09

by: Ron Rowland

Here are the ten ETFs with the largest increase in value traded (NYSEARCA:VT) for the week ending May 08, 2009.

The ranking is based on a simple comparison of the five-day average value traded (closing price times volume) versus the 50-day average.

Topping the list this week is Claymore/Sabrient Insider (NYSEARCA:NFO), and MarketVectors Gaming ETF (NYSEARCA:BJK) appears for the second week in a row. Two commodity oriented funds making the list turned in gains in excess of +20% for the week: iPath DJ AIG Natural Gas Total Return ETN (NYSEARCA:GAZ) with a +21.9% return, and MarketVectors Coal ETF (NYSEARCA:KOL) with a +20.2% return.

Ticker Name 1-wk VT Chg
NFO Claymore/Sabrient Insider 8.9% 785%
FEZ DJ Euro STOXX 50 8.5% 422%
COW iPath DJ AIG Livestock Total Return ETN 2.6% 455%
DNH WisdomTree Pacific Ex-Jap HY Equity 10.6% 377%
BJK Market Vectors Gaming ETF 8.3% 337%
RZV Rydex S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value 8.2% 293%
GAZ iPath DJ AIG Natural Gas Total Ret ETN 21.9% 352%
DSV SPDR DJ Wilshire Small Cap Value 7.8% 240%
UTH HOLDRS Utilities 3.1% 257%
KOL Market Vectors Coal ETF 20.2% 179%
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The output in the table above is filtered so that only ETFs and ETNs that had an Average Daily Value Traded (ADVT) of at least $1 million for the past 21 market days are included. 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.

Disclosure: no positions