ETFs

Equity ETFs flat in Q2 2014, says Tradeweb

Volume in equity-based exchange-traded funds stayed flat at 65 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, according to data derived from trading activity on Tradeweb.

However, the previous quarter's strong selling trend was reversed and "sells" in the asset class dropped by nine percentage points to 27 per cent.
 
In contrast, "buys" went up to 38 per cent (as a proportion of the overall traded volume) from last quarter's 29 per cent.
 
Overall trading activity in fixed income and commodity-based ETFs also remained unchanged at 29 and six per cent respectively.
 
The top 10 ETFs by traded volume on Tradeweb in Q2 were:
 
1 SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats ETF LSE USD (UDVD)
2 iShares Emerging Markets Local Govt Bd UCITS ETF MIL EUR (SEML)
3 Source Technology S&P US Sel Sector ETF LSE USD (XLKS)
4 Source Financials S&P US Sel Sector UCITS ETF LSE USD (XLFS)
5 UBS ETF-MSCI United Kingdom UCITS ETF (GBP) A-acc SWX GBP (UKGBPB)
6 Lyxor UCITS ETF EuroMTS 5-7Y Investment Grade (DR) PAR EUR (LMTC)
7 iShares Eb.Rexx Gov. Germany 1.5-2.5yr UCITS (DE) ETF GER EUR (RXP1EX)
8 iShares FTSE 100 LSE GBX (ISF)
9 Amundi ETF Gov Bd Low Rated EuroMTS Inv Grade UCITs PAR EUR (X1G)
10 iShares STOXX Europe 600 UCITS (DE) ETF GER EUR (STOXXIEX)

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