The energy sector enjoyed inflows of more than $300 million, while precious metals bled out almost $150 million.
A mixed bag of inflows and outflows across sectors added up to overall gains of more than $212 million for commodity exchange-traded products in the week ending Thursday.
Precious metals shed $148 million overall; agriculture lost $21 million and industrial metals sliced off $2.74 million in assets.
Energy funds snagged $305 million in assets, and broad market (multicommodity) funds grabbed $80 million.
Commodity ETPs include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded products (ETPs), and exchange-traded vehicles (ETVs).
With energy prices rising this week, it’s no surprise that the biggest flows into a single fund belonged to the Energy Select SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), which scooped up $106.26 million; iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) piled on $100.34 million; Alerian MLP (NYSEArca: AMLP) snagged $80.62 million; United States Oil (NYSEArca: USO) snatched $75.37 million; and the ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil ETF (NYSEArca: SCO) added $70.01 million in assets.
Outflows were led primarily by precious metals funds, and the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEArca: GLD) was once again the biggest loser, sloughing off $162.26 million; SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (NYSEArca: XOP) shed $113.88 million; Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) dropped $93.37 million; Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X (NYSEArca: NUGT) lost $32.25 million; and the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) sliced off $31.50 million in assets.
The best performer was the EGShares Energy GEMS fund (NYSEArca: OGEM), which spiked 8.42 percent; Guggenheim Solar (NYSEArca: TAN) jumped 8.02 percent; Market Vectors Solar Energy (NYSEArca: KWT) added 7.92 percent; Global X PURE Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GGGG) tagged on 6.06 percent; and the SPDR S&P International Materials fund (NYSEArca: IRV) increased 5.98 percent.
The PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETN (NYSEArca: BDG) slumped 11.52 percent; United States Metals (NYSEArca: USMI) retreated 6.07 percent; Teucrium Corn (NYSEArca: CORN) slid 4.72 percent; ETFS Physical Silver (NYSEArca: SIVR) lost 3.96 percent; and the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) saw a performance drop of 3.95 percent.