Strong Weekly ETF Flows Puts Record At Hand

August 04, 2017

U.S.-listed ETFs saw nearly $7 billion in new assets land during the ending Thursday, Aug. 3, with fixed-income ETFs leading the way, with nearly $2.5 billion in new inflows. International equity ETFs saw $2.4 billion and U.S. equity ETFs attracted $1.3 billion as the year-to-date total of new inflows fell a hair short of $280 billion.

That puts the annual record of new assets of $287.5 billion, which was notched last year, easily within a week away, if the year’s pattern of steady inflows continues.

All asset classes saw positive flows except for commodities, which had $121 million in outflows, and currency, down $7 million.

Top Inflows & Outflows

After seeing more than $3 billion in outflows for the year, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) saw its demand fortunes reverse this week as it was the top ETF for inflows, with $1.85 billion, putting it well ahead of the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) ($1 billion) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) ($732 million).

The IVV competitor SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) saw the second-most outflows, with just over $1 billion, which trailed the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ), which registered $1.3 billion in outflows.

Overall, it was a fairly uneventful week for flows, as they were distributed fairly evenly over asset classes and it was the typical case of the largest ETFs leading both side of the flows coin.

U.S.-listed ETFs now hold $3.07 trillion in assets under management.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 1,845.66 36,459.76 5.33%
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 1,021.84 59,613.83 1.74%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 733.82 122,601.20 0.60%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 552.01 72,193.99 0.77%
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 547.69 19,361.87 2.91%
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 495.71 11,284.58 4.59%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 411.35 4,403.01 10.31%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 349.32 35,659.67 0.99%
VUG Vanguard Growth ETF 303.20 28,328.90 1.08%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 296.78 82,015.14 0.36%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust -1,387.12 51,515.69 -2.62%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -1,080.69 241,147.06 -0.45%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -447.41 9,013.43 -4.73%
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust -423.64 18,799.31 -2.20%
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF -398.98 9,437.73 -4.06%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -265.08 26,104.68 -1.01%
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund -246.17 8,880.52 -2.70%
USO United States Oil Fund LP -233.37 2,531.77 -8.44%
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF -232.82 3,542.42 -6.17%
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -216.52 2,093.49 -9.37%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,304.51 1,699,805.69 0.08%
International Equity 2,375.71 706,341.90 0.34%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,464.69 491,241.90 0.50%
International Fixed Income 302.20 52,816.68 0.57%
Commodities -121.45 62,044.14 -0.20%
Currency -7.57 1,431.19 -0.53%
Leveraged 125.77 28,852.69 0.44%
Inverse 410.00 16,502.98 2.48%
Asset Allocation 33.49 7,440.92 0.45%
Alternatives 20.18 3,951.66 0.51%
Total: 6,907.53 3,070,429.76 0.22%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
FLCO Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF 30,153 200,493 664.92%
FTSD Franklin Liberty Short Duration U.S. Government ETF 12,873 65,351 507.66%
DBE PowerShares DB Energy Fund 135,939 599,413 440.94%
DBP PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund 33,327 113,784 341.42%
PFM PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio 33,264 111,609 335.53%
SCHP Schwab US TIPS ETF 354,463 1,086,563 306.54%
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 493,630 1,371,584 277.86%
DON WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund 124,757 309,458 248.05%
IBDC iShares iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ETF 9,832 24,981 254.09%
ACWV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF 204,501 460,815 225.34%

 

Disclaimer: All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

 

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