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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 (multi-commodity), 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 non-energy 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 (NYSEARCA:GWO) gained 9.04 percent. The iShares S&P Global Clean Energy (NASDAQ:ICLN) and PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio Fund (NYSEARCA:PBW) gained 8.73 percent and 8.22 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, gold miners fared poorly.

The Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEARCA:GLDX) fell by 5.88 percent, while Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA: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 (NYSEARCA: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: Energy ETFs See Big Inflows, Alternative Energy ETFs Surge