ETFs Add $74B In November

December 01, 2021

The U.S.-listed ETF industry added $74.2 billion in new assets for the month of November, approximately $3 billion off October’s mark, despite having the worst single-day trading session of the year so far.

According to ETF.com data provider FactSet, U.S. ETFs have garnered $799.8 billion in new assets year-to-date, and now manage $7.02 trillion in assets.

Equities Keep Adding, Defensive Plays Gain

U.S. equity ETFs were primarily responsible for the drop in month-to-month flows for the industry, generating $46.6 billion in November versus $51.2 billion last month.

The large broad-market indices continued to lead inflows among ETFs, with the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) adding $5.48 billion in new assets. The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) followed, with $4.0 billion and $3.8 billion in inflows, respectively.

But the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and ongoing inflation fears led to some more defensive ETFs rising toward the top of the inflows table.

The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) continued its run in the top 10, adding $1.7 billion, while the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) gained just shy of $2.1 billion in new assets.

The iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) rode a stunning $3.4 billion inflow on the final day of the month to finish the month with $3.5 billion in new assets overall, reversing what was a $1.4 billion outflow year-to-date. However, it’s not yet clear if the infusion of assets is a heartbeat trade, a result of a rebalance or organic movement from investors.

Small Cap Growth, Energy Loses Assets

The iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) lost the most assets out of any ETF in the month, with $1.4 billion pulled by investors. And the iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB) saw a $923 million outflow in the period.

The iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was a close second to IWF, with $1.4 billion in outflows, likely driven in part by the Fed’s announcement that it will begin to taper its emergency corporate bond-buying program over the next few months.

The energy sector also saw outflows as renewed lockdowns in Europe and Omicron’s spread rattled confidence in short-term demand. Near-month crude oil futures started the month close to $84 per barrel, but ended November in the $67.50 range.

The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) lost $1.2 billion, while the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) lost nearly $647.4 million.

Commodity Inflows Jump

Commodity ETFs had their best month since May, adding $1.6 billion in assets compared with $542 million in October. The dominant ETF in the category was SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), which added $673.62 million and broke an outflow streak that began in June.

Far behind in second place was the KraneShares Global Carbon ETF (KRBN), which added just $155 million in assets.

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

 

Top Gainers (November 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 5,479.80 289,908.88 1.89% 39,601.38
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Vanguard 4,053.87 275,329.61 1.47% 48,360.32
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock 3,808.23 319,589.88 1.19% 24,837.26
QUAL iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF Blackrock 3,529.19 27,850.10 12.67% 1,991.85
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock 2,071.74 16,515.56 12.54% 2,282.80
ESGU iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF Blackrock 1,867.67 25,327.68 7.37% 8,534.69
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF Vanguard 1,781.82 104,540.15 1.70% 11,969.49
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF Blackrock 1,670.62 37,674.58 4.43% 10,845.35
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco 1,658.21 210,092.31 0.79% 15,586.50
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Blackrock 1,651.48 100,920.99 1.64% 12,159.15

 

Top Gainers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM November 2021 Net Flows($,M)
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Vanguard 48,360.32 275,329.61 17.56% 4,053.87
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 39,601.38 289,908.88 13.66% 5,479.80
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock 24,837.26 319,589.88 7.77% 3,808.23
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Vanguard 17,401.18 83,212.01 20.91% 297.86
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco 15,586.50 210,092.31 7.42% 1,658.21
VTV Vanguard Value ETF Vanguard 14,783.17 88,956.61 16.62% 1,232.49
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust State Street Global Advisors 14,340.92 422,294.82 3.40% -77.19
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF Vanguard 13,427.33 42,319.50 31.73% -258.92
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Blackrock 12,159.15 100,920.99 12.05% 1,651.48
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF Vanguard 11,969.49 104,540.15 11.45% 1,781.82

 

Biggest Losers (November 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF Blackrock -1,441.62 76,221.31 -1.89% -3,154.93
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -1,362.02 18,414.74 -7.40% -7,077.63
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors -1,220.10 25,890.70 -4.71% 4,819.45
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF State Street Global Advisors -1,024.11 19,923.22 -5.14% -54.96
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF Blackrock -923.19 30,821.03 -3.00% -638.43
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF Blackrock -830.80 4,235.70 -19.61% -1,253.31
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors -752.36 43,051.24 -1.75% 8,884.11
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF State Street Global Advisors -647.38 3,275.26 -19.77% -651.74
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF Charles Schwab -643.34 3,416.63 -18.83% -454.03
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF ARK -638.62 5,542.97 -11.52% 1,426.57

 

Biggest Losers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM November 2021 Net Flows($,M)
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -15,559.86 37,619.61 -41.36% -52.86
GLD SPDR Gold Trust State Street Global Advisors -9,808.84 56,991.23 -17.21% 673.63
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -7,077.63 18,414.74 -38.43% -1,362.02
USMV iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -6,468.76 30,454.62 -21.24% 1,500.73
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -4,739.11 13,081.54 -36.23% -538.92
JNK SPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF State Street Global Advisors -3,426.75 8,967.93 -38.21% 564.92
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF Blackrock -3,154.93 76,221.31 -4.14% -1,441.62
EFAV iShares MSCI EAFE Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -2,859.11 8,016.67 -35.66% -131.04
USO United States Oil Fund LP Concierge Technologies -2,569.72 2,470.25 -104.03% 51.59
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea ETF Blackrock -2,082.11 4,648.38 -44.79% -632.47

 

Asset Classes (November 2021)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 46,602.32 4,230,556.12 1.10%
International Equity 10,772.72 1,279,414.47 0.84%
U.S. Fixed Income 12,227.68 1,105,109.07 1.11%
International Fixed Income 1,337.15 149,840.02 0.89%
Commodities 1,604.80 139,129.82 1.15%
Currency 457.84 3,356.20 13.64%
Leveraged 727.82 74,218.71 0.98%
Inverse 6.51 12,052.84 0.05%
Asset Allocation 491.89 19,867.51 2.48%
Alternatives -2.32 7,082.09 -0.03%
Total: 74,226.42 7,020,626.88 1.06%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 404,303.69 4,230,556.12 9.56%
International Equity 192,424.79 1,279,414.47 15.04%
U.S. Fixed Income 155,492.63 1,105,109.07 14.07%
International Fixed Income 31,062.77 149,840.02 20.73%
Commodities -1,891.41 139,129.82 -1.36%
Currency 1,821.41 3,356.20 54.27%
Leveraged 2,087.89 74,218.71 2.81%
Inverse 6,194.86 12,052.84 51.40%
Asset Allocation 5,139.61 19,867.51 25.87%
Alternatives 3,164.07 7,082.09 44.68%
Total: 799,800.31 7,020,626.88 11.39%

 

November 2021 ETF Issuer League Table

Issuer Net Flows ($,M) AUM ($,M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
Blackrock 27,909.24 2,407,185.23 1.16% 179,479.34
Vanguard 25,147.63 2,029,594.24 1.24% 300,182.15
State Street Global Advisors 4,288.32 1,059,547.85 0.40% 66,798.70
Invesco 3,148.90 404,045.18 0.78% 47,438.66
Charles Schwab 1,281.17 264,760.16 0.48% 37,696.67
First Trust 2,205.50 147,668.84 1.49% 23,235.97
JPMorgan Chase 431.19 69,665.92 0.62% 21,296.67
ProShares 1,521.25 69,576.89 2.19% 10,771.17
VanEck 128.77 62,089.81 0.21% 8,471.37
WisdomTree 188.67 46,580.70 0.41% 4,420.96
Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. 1,763.92 42,600.78 4.14% 19,301.77
ARK -1,457.63 35,512.76 -4.10% 10,001.17
Dimensional Holdings 697.09 34,654.86 2.01% 3,814.85
Fidelity 506.34 33,250.78 1.52% 4,551.58
Direxion 159.06 28,564.46 0.56% 649.74
Allianz -95.23 27,109.99 -0.35% 1,180.53
Goldman Sachs 341.65 26,619.32 1.28% 1,470.18
DWS -198.08 23,265.35 -0.85% 1,851.24
Northern Trust 496.78 19,561.81 2.54% 3,475.22
CICC 774.67 15,590.54 4.97% 12,069.13
Franklin Templeton 91.04 9,656.81 0.94% 648.30
Pacer Advisors 259.40 9,513.74 2.73% 2,672.50
American Century Investments 460.47 9,064.57 5.08% 4,446.67
SS&C 63.94 8,885.81 0.72% 260.51
Nuveen Securities 1,793.93 8,564.91 20.95% 5,316.88
Exchange Traded Concepts 161.62 8,191.32 1.97% 2,473.30
Crestview 196.81 7,078.67 2.78% 1,437.69
Abrdn Plc 33.26 6,752.71 0.49% 880.01
ETFMG -77.31 6,447.97 -1.20% 1,265.00
Innovator -16.87 5,829.54 -0.29% 1,382.37
Manulife 30.48 5,286.92 0.58% -496.70
Principal -1,045.14 5,237.72 -19.95% 822.41
Amplify Investments 259.69 5,077.26 5.11% 1,673.19
  79.80 4,571.21 1.75% 202.30
Janus Henderson 70.77 4,543.05 1.56% 568.68
New York Life -9.14 4,535.39 -0.20% 427.87
The Hartford 20.06 4,181.57 0.48% 349.28
Concierge Technologies 154.37 3,977.96 3.88% -2,747.07
BMO 0.00 3,964.69 0.00% 710.66
US Global Investors 184.39 3,369.68 5.47% 774.47
Barclays -145.15 3,352.53 -4.33% 1,680.20
Toroso Investments 124.79 2,847.33 4.38% 1,119.70
AdvisorShares 488.07 2,441.98 19.99% 1,896.28
Prudential 39.46 2,130.21 1.85% 803.26
Aptus Capital Advisors 59.39 1,721.50 3.45% 668.19
Ameriprise Financial 25.43 1,703.91 1.49% 463.52
Defiance ETFs 7.53 1,686.56 0.45% 453.08
O’Shares Investments -8.04 1,513.09 -0.53% -59.25
Vident -5.32 1,465.85 -0.36% -40.24
Virtus Investment Partners 54.36 1,398.77 3.89% 436.78
Rational Capital LLC 72.54 1,395.62 5.20% 1,154.06
GraniteShares 1.55 1,395.59 0.11% 50.77
UBS 32.43 1,299.22 2.50% -40.25
Nationwide 76.70 1,225.15 6.26% 673.56
Davis Advisers -2.95 1,223.12 -0.24% 105.53
Roundhill Investments 640.65 1,214.02 52.77% 983.58
Cambria 22.05 1,143.87 1.93% 291.49
Main Management 43.56 1,136.42 3.83% 307.64
Inspire 21.13 1,127.42 1.87% 272.70
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. -11.13 1,122.10 -0.99% 513.17
EMPIRICAL FINANCE LLC 30.29 1,068.10 2.84% 329.42
Credit Suisse Group AG 34.06 1,064.04 3.20% 309.54
Simplify Asset Management Inc. 99.53 939.33 10.60% 753.81
Horizon Kinetics LLC 36.15 898.64 4.02% 858.56
Aegon -1.24 810.38 -0.15% -47.14
The Motley Fool 6.62 733.01 0.90% 83.82
Howard Capital Management 43.39 694.81 6.25% 270.51
Merk 16.04 586.57 2.74% 172.06
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 28.27 574.03 4.93% 292.58
Timothy Plan 5.60 525.32 1.07% 58.79
Redwood Investment Management 14.93 524.47 2.85% 61.49
Tortoise 4.95 511.25 0.97% 4.47
Distillate Capital 44.25 505.09 8.76% 227.84
Renaissance Capital -16.35 487.30 -3.36% -254.24
TrimTabs -0.74 465.49 -0.16% 38.14
Liquid Strategies 14.25 460.20 3.10% 131.32
Cavalier16 80.07 458.50 17.46% 134.21
SRN Advisors 5.41 388.08 1.39% 60.29
Donald L. Hagan LLC 31.06 382.03 8.13% 190.85
Regents Park Funds 0.00 378.62 0.00% 96.92
ClearShares LLC 6.67 368.28 1.81% 116.08
Sprott -3.14 347.62 -0.90% 14.76
Little Harbor Advisors 22.78 347.32 6.56% 269.07
ProFund Advisors LLC 1.75 322.95 0.54% 387.53
Al Marketing LLC -12.45 317.71 -3.92% -74.70
Government of Sweden 6.81 301.07 2.26% -4.87
Teucrium -1.71 292.54 -0.59% -110.18
WBI -2.93 282.64 -1.04% -9.72
Engine No. 1 LLC 23.26 260.75 8.92% 239.98
Core Alternative Capital 4.41 242.46 1.82% 97.32
TrueMark Investments 15.81 205.94 7.68% 120.19
Syntax Advisors 1.77 200.79 0.88% 51.53
Intangible Capital -0.02 198.41 -0.01% 5.00
Mcivy Co. LLC -2.89 187.15 -1.54% 128.23
Impact Shares 4.53 183.43 2.47% 138.06
Advisors Asset Management 24.16 179.05 13.49% 132.80
Wahed 8.26 168.26 4.91% 76.58
Capital Impact Advisors -10.87 164.38 -6.62% -17.91
Tuttle Tactical Management, LLC 18.49 147.50 12.53% 4.75
Swan Global Investments 11.60 146.91 7.90% 136.08
Arrow Funds -6.12 130.26 -4.70% -0.13
Wainwright, Inc. 1.49 124.69 1.19% 108.12
Gadsden 1.29 122.41 1.06% 21.99
ProcureAM 6.15 116.86 5.26% 72.53
Kingsview Partners LLC 2.12 113.73 1.87% 104.30
Change Finance 6.99 108.83 6.42% 64.01
Humankind USA LLC 0.03 105.86 0.03% 94.55
CornerCap Investment Counsel, Inc. 1.59 105.66 1.51% 29.65
AGF -3.33 105.66 -3.15% -16.94
Pettee Investors 2.03 94.36 2.15% 36.54
Emles Advisors LLC 0.73 91.50 0.80% 28.80
Neil Azous Revocable Trust -0.73 86.70 -0.85% 66.27
Exponential ETFs 0.00 82.07 0.00% -0.27
Beyond Investing 2.15 73.30 2.93% 24.91
Metaurus Advisors 0.01 67.78 0.02% 6.66
Groupe BPCE 0.00 67.08 0.00% 11.22
GeaSphere LLC 18.57 66.34 28.00% 65.33
Truist 32.77 60.53 54.13% 37.46
Alger Group Holdings LLC 4.56 60.32 7.56% 49.83
Valkyrie Funds LLC 9.80 58.84 16.65% 63.08
Toews Corp. 2.48 56.90 4.37% 8.01
Guinness Atkinson Asset Management 1.23 55.70 2.21% 14.95
Absolute Investment Advisers LLC 0.69 53.80 1.29% 12.62
Oneascent Holdings LLC 50.43 51.00 98.88% 50.43
Charger Corp. 22.41 49.25 45.51% 48.61
Alexis Investment Partners LLC 2.15 48.90 4.39% 29.49
Esoterica 0.02 48.85 0.04% 17.78
ETF Series Solutions 4.54 44.68 10.16% 12.67
Infusive Asset Management 0.00 42.48 0.00% 6.84
Rayliant Investment Research 1.90 42.06 4.51% 42.59
Formidable Asset Management 1.90 42.06 4.51% 41.56
Inverdale Capital Management LLC 5.66 41.88 13.52% 35.36
Premise Capital 0.00 40.75 0.00% -14.10
2nd Vote Value Investments, Inc 0.88 40.64 2.17% 31.29
New Age Alpha Advisors LLC 5.55 39.77 13.95% 35.95
Power Corporation of Canada 2.06 38.98 5.29% 6.78
Red Gate Advisers LLC 0.28 38.29 0.73% 6.38
Highland Capital Management -0.01 38.21 -0.02% -14.61
Pacific Life -1.96 34.76 -5.64% 5.37
Ridgeline Research LLC 1.76 33.09 5.30% 27.33
Uncommon Investment Advisors LLC 2.13 31.32 6.79% 29.97
AlphaMark Advisors 0.00 26.09 0.00% -1.41
Cabot ETF Partners LLC -0.62 25.29 -2.47% 31.71
Knights of Columbus 0.00 23.25 0.00% 23.13
Cohanzick Management 12.24 22.78 53.72% 22.44
ASYMmetric ETFs 3.46 21.68 15.95% 20.69
Mairs & Power, Inc. 0.00 18.57 0.00% 18.55
Future Fund Advisors 4.88 17.36 28.13% 17.47
The Leuthold Group LLC 0.78 17.22 4.52% 2.96
Changebridge Capital LLC 0.00 16.98 0.00% 10.96
MCCM Group LLC -1.39 16.32 -8.53% 28.58
GAMCO Investors, Inc. 0.14 15.35 0.94% 7.99
Point Bridge Capital 0.00 13.38 0.00% 0.97
Water Island Capital Partners LP 0.78 12.10 6.44% 2.17
EquBot 0.00 11.21 0.00% 4.82
Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC 1.20 10.10 11.87% -2.41
Alternative Access Funds LLC 0.00 10.03 0.00% 0.00
Grace Partners of Dupage LP 10.00 9.99 100.12% 10.00
Whitford Asset Management 0.00 9.78 0.00% 5.85
Applied Finance Group 0.69 9.59 7.18% 8.03
Reflection Asset Management, LLC 2.21 9.53 23.19% 6.37
Jacob Asset Management 0.00 7.42 0.00% 7.47
Spear Advisors LLC 0.56 5.10 11.06% 4.62
Global Beta Advisors 0.00 5.06 0.00% -2.97
Retireful LLC 3.16 5.02 62.94% 3.16
Banhazl 0.24 4.62 5.25% 1.58
Zacks Investment Management 1.95 4.61 42.25% 4.55
Lifegoal Investments LLC 0.75 3.94 18.95% 2.73
Lyrical Partners 0.67 3.24 20.69% 2.57
Democracy Investment Management LLC -0.67 3.17 -21.11% 2.61
Wilshire Phoenix Funds LLC 0.00 1.77 0.00% 0.00
Chadds Ford Investment Management LLC 0.00 0.73 0.00% 0.75
Inherent Wealth Fund LLC 0.30 0.26 113.81% 0.30
Litman Gregory Capital Partners LLC 0.00 0.00 0.00% 20.26
RBS Securities 0.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00
Eaton Vance Corp. 0.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00

 

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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