Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV - Get Report) where we have detected an approximate $94.1 million dollar inflow -- that's a 1.8% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 60,654,060 to 61,754,060).The chart below shows the one year price performance of BIV, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, BIV's low point in its 52 week range is $82.75 per share, with $87.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $85.63. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average ». Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.
TheStreet’s Fundamentals of Investing Course will teach you the keys to making the right decisions in any market.
TheStreet’s Personal Finance Essentials Course will teach you money management basics and investing strategies to help you avoid major financial pitfalls.
TheStreet Courses offers dedicated classes designed to improve your investing skills, stock market knowledge and money management capabilities.
More from Stocks
Economy, Immigration Headline First Democratic Presidential Nominee Debate
First Democratic debate 2019: Night One covers the economy, immigration healthcare and more.
What Stocks and Sectors Investors Should Watch During the Second Half of 2019
Curious about stocks or sectors that investors should watch now that we're transitioning into the second half of 2019? Here's what Real Money contributor Stephen Guilfoyle thinks.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Pushes Back on Antitrust Talk
In an interview, Zuckerberg argued that Facebook's size helps, not hinders, progress on security and other issues.
How Investors Should Approach the Trade Talks, the Federal Reserve and Micron
United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin made comments on the trade talks early Wednesday. Mnuchin says that he believes that the U.S. and China were almost 90% of the way through trade talks. Fed chair Jerome Powell spoke about the need for the central bank to remain independent and to not cave to "short-term political interests." And, of course, we have Micron MU, which is Real Money's stock of the day and it also released earnings Tuesday after the bell. The company beat expectations.