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Energy exchange-traded products see the most investor interest in a very positive week, but alternative energy ETFs rally the most. Inflows into energy helped total commodity-related exchange-traded fund flows register a big gain last week. The space saw $780 million of new capital, sending total assets to $171.9 billion.

Energy ETPs saw a sizable $692 in inflows, while the other sectors all saw much smaller gains. Precious metals, broad market (multicommodity), agriculture, and industrial metals ETPs saw inflows of $60 million, $12 million, $9 million and $6 million, respectively.

ETP Inflows/Outflows

Four out of the top five individual ETPs were energy-related. The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE), SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP), Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEARCA:AMLP) and United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO) had inflows of $214 million, $188 million, $93 million and $72 million, respectively. The iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU) was the only nonenergy ETP to make the list, with an $89 million inflow.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) topped the outflows leaderboard, with a $179 million outflow. The iPath Dow Jones – UBS Commodity Total Return ETN (NYSEARCA:DJP), Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x (NYSEARCA:ERX), PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN (NYSEARCA:DGP) and ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas (NYSEARCA:DIG) followed, with outflows of $54 million, $22 million, $12 million and $11 million, respectively.

ETP Price Performance

Alternative energy ETPs were far and away the best performers in terms of price movements.

The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) gained 17.5 percent, Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEARCA:KWT) gained 15.6 percent and ELEMENTS Credit Suisse Global Warming ETN (GWO) gained 9.04 percent. The iShares S&P Global Clean Energy (ICLN) and PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio Fund (PBW) gained 8.73 percent and 8.22 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, gold miners fared poorly.

The Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX) fell by 5.88 percent, while Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) fell by 5.63 percent and Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) dropped 3.86 percent. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN (NYSEARCA:BAL) and Teucrium Wheat (WEAT) shed 4.72 percent and 4.39 percent, respectively.

Fund Flows Data: (February 3 - February 9)

Commodity ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

Net Flows

($,mm)

AUM

($, mm)

% of AUM
Agriculture 9.30 11,307.28 0.08%
Broad Market 11.93 14,511.87 0.08%
Energy 692.98 31,989.29 2.17%
Industrial Metals 6.34 2,013.27 0.31%
Precious Metals 59.82 112,079.59 0.05%
Total: 780.38 171,901.30 0.45%

Top 5 Commodity ETF Creations

Ticker Name Net Flows

($,mm)

AUM

($, mm)

AUM % Change
XLE Energy Select SPDR 214.45 7,876.05 2.80%
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 187.78 1,144.11 19.64%
AMLP Alerian MLP 92.57 2,488.26 3.86%
IAU iShares Gold Trust 88.89 10,074.90 0.89%
USO United States Oil 72.05 1,353.96 5.62%

Top 5 Commodity ETF Redemptions

Ticker Name Net Flows

($,mm)

AUM

($, mm)

AUM % Change
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -179.33 9,056.10 -1.94%
DJP iPath Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Total Return ETN -53.59 2,585.57 -2.03%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x -21.94 378.16 -5.48%
DGP PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN -11.55 566.17 -2.00%
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas -11.19 274.34 -3.92%

Top 5 Weekly Performers, Excluding <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly

Performance

Weekly Volume AUM

($, mm)

TAN Guggenheim Solar 17.50% 10,006,230 106.58
KWT Market Vectors Solar Energy 15.60% 503,719 18.02
GWO ELEMENTS Credit Suisse Global Warming ETN 9.04% 7,029 0.00
ICLN iShares S&P Global Clean Energy 8.73% 80,975 38.41
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio 8.22% 1,674,887 235.37

Bottom 5 Weekly Performers, Excluding <1,000 Shares Traded

Ticker Name Weekly

Performance

Weekly Volume AUM

($, mm)

GLDX Global X Gold Explorers -5.88% 138,970 30.05
GDXJ Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners -5.63% 13,431,702 2,475.88
BAL iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return ETN -4.72% 93,986 42.35
WEAT Teucrium Wheat -4.39% 9,259 2.16
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners -3.86% 56,743,075 9,056.10

Top 5 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume

(30 Day)

Weekly Volume % of Average
TAN Guggenheim Solar 947,300 10,006,230 211.26%
RJA ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity - Agriculture Total Return ETN 384,236 3,389,937 176.45%
COW iPath Dow Jones-UBS Livestock Total Return ETN 40,674 350,449 172.32%
MXI iShares S&P Global Materials 83,957 693,912 165.30%
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN 631,052 4,987,976 158.08%

Disclaimer: Data provided by IndexUniverse. All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern the date of publication. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

Source: Commodity ETF Flows: All About Energy