On the domestic front, some symmetry was readily identified. For example, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM) was this week’s most searched broad market ETF. That stirred searches of the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: TZA), which finished the week as the most searched leveraged ETF. [The Smal-Cap ETF Riddle]

The ongoing rally in Treasury ETFs lifted the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) to the top spot among the most searched bond funds. As was noted Thursday, some investors are messing with fire during this Treasury. That was evident with appearance of the Direxion Daily 20-Year Treasury Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: TMV) in the top-10. TMV was the second-most searched bond and leveraged ETF. [Inverse Bond ETFs: A Losing Bet]

The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) made a return appearance on this week’s most searched list, perhaps stoked by 13F filing season. Those filings are showing that some big-name hedge fund managers are still long and adding to positions in bullion and mining stocks. [Paulson, Soros Still Like Gold ETFs]

Other highly searched ETFs on the week included the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEArca: EFA) and the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN), which slumped 4.2% for the week.

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Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of EFA, IWM and TLT.

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