Weekly ETF Inflows Total $8.5B

May 25, 2018

A relatively calm week in financial markets encouraged investors to add a solid $8.5 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs this week. According to FactSet, $6.2 billion went into U.S. equity ETFs and $2.2 billion went into U.S. fixed-income ETFs during the week ending Thursday, May 24.

Year-to-date inflows for all U.S.-listed ETFs now stand at $117 billion.

Equity markets didn’t do much this week. The S&P 500 edged up from a closing level of 2,713 last Friday to last trade at 2,719.

Bond markets saw a bit more action, with the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield falling from last week’s high of 3.12% all the way down to 2.92% today amid political concerns related to North Korea and Italy.

Rate Hikes?

Meanwhile, minutes to the Federal Reserve’s last meeting suggested some Fed members would be would be OK with inflation temporarily moving above 2%—comments that somewhat dampened rate hike expectations.

Taking a look at inflows and outflows for individual ETFs, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) was the biggest winner of the week, with creations of $625 million, followed by the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

On the other hand, the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) topped the outflows list, with weekly redemptions of $828 million. It was followed by the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) and the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB).

For a full list of this week’s top inflows and outflows, see the tables below.

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Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 624.74 45,939.00 1.38%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust 609.94 21,905.02 2.86%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 590.46 152,670.18 0.39%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 560.18 33,238.01 1.71%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 552.81 9,749.81 6.01%
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 499.85 19,844.87 2.58%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 417.14 59,505.60 0.71%
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF 388.12 11,916.35 3.37%
LQD iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 364.44 32,583.42 1.13%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 298.26 266,955.34 0.11%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF -828.17 5,948.00 -12.22%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -330.02 20,848.45 -1.56%
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF -295.04 8,729.67 -3.27%
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF -291.82 5,070.74 -5.44%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -192.18 3,381.22 -5.38%
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF -187.61 39,140.37 -0.48%
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -182.26 29,760.56 -0.61%
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF -173.39 307.98 -36.02%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -170.96 35,301.64 -0.48%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -169.09 55,166.60 -0.31%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 6,170.61 1,997,728.54 0.31%
International Equity -243.52 844,206.79 -0.03%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,238.77 540,288.25 0.41%
International Fixed Income 356.86 63,551.00 0.56%
Commodities  12.39 69,923.77 0.02%
Currency -13.08 1,262.52 -1.04%
Leveraged 101.47 36,583.80 0.28%
Inverse -82.44 13,491.67 -0.61%
Asset Allocation 49.06 9,307.16 0.53%
Alternatives -49.49 4,325.55 -1.14%
Total: 8,540.63 3,580,669.05 0.24%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 5,618 27,739 493.74%
OILB iPath Series B S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETN 10,026 43,351 432.38%
HYGH iShares Interest Rate Hedged High Yield Bond ETF 27,448 112,091 408.37%
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 5,406 15,941 294.85%
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 22,039 47,711 216.48%
CSF VictoryShares U.S. Discovery Enhanced Volatility Wtd Index ETF 8,930 21,706 243.05%
PDBC PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio 1,242,277 2,851,101 229.51%
MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF 125,249 226,317 180.69%
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF 53,373 96,351 180.52%
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey ETF 520,022 987,408 189.88%

 

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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