Housing and construction ETFs such as iShares DJ US Home Construction (NYSEArca: ITB) and SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) continue to do well and rise to multiyear highs on the back of recent improvement in housing starts and growth in builder confidence.
VIX based ETFs such as iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) are among the poorest performers as volatility continues to go lower. Complacency is probably the word of the day. [VIX ETFs Still Flopping]
On the desk we saw inflows into iShares MSCI Switzerland (NYSEArca: EWL), which was among the best performing country ETFs of the day.
In international names we also saw flows into PowerShares FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex US (NYSEArca: PXF) and iShares MSCI Pacific Ex-Japan (NYSEArca: EPP).
Domestic ETFs saw buyers of First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas (NYSEArca: FCG) and outflows from PowerShares S&P Small Cap Healthcare (NasdaqGM: PSCH).