ETFs Add $77B In October

November 01, 2021

Inflows into U.S.-based ETFs in October amounted to $76.9 billion during the month, making it the third-largest inflow month in the year so far, and just $100 million shy of June for second.

The nearly 30% gain from September is primarily from a rebound in U.S. equity investing, which jumped from $25.5 billion worth of inflows in September to $51.2 billion last month, according to ETF.com data provider FactSet.

The U.S. ETF industry had $6.9 trillion in assets under management as of Oct. 29, placing it within reach of the $7 trillion mark in early November.

Broad Equities, Inflation Play Lead Gainers

U.S. equity funds recovered from a shaky September for stocks to occupy the majority of the top 10 ETFs by inflow for September. Several early beats in the third-quarter earnings season drove the S&P 500 past 4,600 points for the first time in its history, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average sat just below the 36,000 mark in the waning sessions of the month.

The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) was a zero-to-hero leader, going from having the largest outflow in September at almost $3.1 billion to gaining a whopping $9.1 billion in October. That figure is enough to account for nearly 44% of IVV’s entire year-to-date inflows. The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) was a distant second, with just shy of $4.3 billion in inflows.

Other broad funds that appeared in the month’s top 10 include the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), which gained a combined $10.2 billion.

Inflation-protected Treasury funds also gained as a sector during the month, as warnings continue to pile up over a snarled supply chain heading into the holiday season, along with shortages of various forms of energy.

The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) gained $1.9 billion on the month, while the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP) gained $1.4 billion.

Bonds Sell Off

Fixed income funds saw the largest outflows on the month, as investors retook risk-on positions and feared that inflation would cut further into bottom-scraping yields.

The iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) lost $2.9 billion in assets during the month, followed by the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , with losses of $1.8 billion and the iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (IGSB) with $1.4 billion lost.

A handful of sector-specific ETFs also suffered outflows. The iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) lost $574 million, while the iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN) dropped $557 million and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) lost $549 million.

XLI was likely affected by ongoing fears of supply chain issuer, while IYR investors may have been looking to get out of their real estate exposures ahead of the usually mum winter selling season and a potential Federal Reserve rate hike announcement.

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

 

Top Gainers (October 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock 9,119.51 315,543.91 2.89% 21,029.04
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco 4,260.19 200,420.28 2.13% 13,928.85
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust State Street Global Advisors 3,965.20 416,428.26 0.95% 14,418.11
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Vanguard 3,834.17 267,483.86 1.43% 44,306.45
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 2,441.59 282,562.07 0.86% 34,121.58
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Blackrock 2,134.15 104,012.93 2.05% 10,507.67
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF Blackrock 1,897.95 35,841.17 5.30% 9,174.73
NUGO Nuveen Growth Opportunities ETF Nuveen Securities 1,636.44 1,677.91 97.53% 1,636.44
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors 1,447.61 45,525.93 3.18% 9,636.46
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF Charles Schwab 1,440.11 21,428.28 6.72% 7,020.54

 

Top Gainers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM October 2021 Net Flows($,M)
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Vanguard 44,306.45 267,483.86 16.56% 3,834.17
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 34,121.58 282,562.07 12.08% 2,441.59
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock 21,029.04 315,543.91 6.66% 9,119.51
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Vanguard 17,103.33 83,001.26 20.61% 1,185.89
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust State Street Global Advisors 14,418.11 416,428.26 3.46% 3,965.20
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco 13,928.85 200,420.28 6.95% 4,260.19
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF Vanguard 13,686.25 42,632.14 32.10% 711.22
VTV Vanguard Value ETF Vanguard 13,550.68 88,393.01 15.33% 1,062.64
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Blackrock 10,719.76 80,272.64 13.35% 0.00
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF Blackrock 10,507.67 104,012.93 10.10% 2,134.15

 

Biggest Losers (October 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -2,917.16 37,903.46 -7.70% -15,507.00
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -1,862.85 15,243.40 -12.22% -2,422.00
IGSB iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -1,460.18 23,596.06 -6.19% 1,659.72
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF JPMorgan Chase -967.44 8,002.81 -12.09% 1,532.64
PDP Invesco DWA Momentum ETF Invesco -645.62 1,865.14 -34.61% -690.95
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF Blackrock -574.18 7,330.02 -7.83% 610.58
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF Blackrock -557.38 5,552.61 -10.04% -383.01
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors -549.36 17,833.61 -3.08% -1,341.88
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares Direxion -519.07 3,643.71 -14.25% -1,076.10
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ ProShares -484.02 17,122.40 -2.83% 1,188.32

 

Biggest Losers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM October 2021 Net Flows($,M)
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -15,507.00 37,903.46 -40.91% -2,917.16
GLD SPDR Gold Trust State Street Global Advisors -10,482.47 56,931.49 -18.41% -426.86
USMV iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -7,969.48 29,090.12 -27.40% 732.34
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -5,715.61 20,052.35 -28.50% 770.15
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -4,200.19 13,622.57 -30.83% -361.20
JNK SPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF State Street Global Advisors -3,991.67 8,528.93 -46.80% -456.14
EFAV iShares MSCI EAFE Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -2,728.06 8,339.83 -32.71% -67.99
USO United States Oil Fund LP Concierge Technologies -2,621.31 2,739.03 -95.70% -98.20
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -2,422.00 15,243.40 -15.89% -1,862.85
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors -2,008.62 11,792.49 -17.03% -408.19

 

Asset Classes (October 2021)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 51,225.99 4,168,658.43 1.23%
International Equity 10,084.17 1,323,105.36 0.76%
U.S. Fixed Income 12,905.41 1,095,280.85 1.18%
International Fixed Income 980.93 149,475.52 0.66%
Commodities 542.34 140,771.43 0.39%
Currency 1,321.95 3,140.70 42.09%
Leveraged -1,633.28 69,494.52 -2.35%
Inverse 556.36 12,541.61 4.44%
Asset Allocation 434.99 19,287.96 2.26%
Alternatives 474.75 7,061.44 6.72%
Total: 76,893.61 6,988,817.83 1.10%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 357,785.74 4,168,658.43 8.58%
International Equity 181,551.73 1,323,105.36 13.72%
U.S. Fixed Income 143,250.81 1,095,280.85 13.08%
International Fixed Income 29,725.63 149,475.52 19.89%
Commodities -3,535.58 140,771.43 -2.51%
Currency 1,339.71 3,140.70 42.66%
Leveraged 1,853.10 69,494.52 2.67%
Inverse 6,245.25 12,541.61 49.80%
Asset Allocation 4,542.58 19,287.96 23.55%
Alternatives 3,166.29 7,061.44 44.84%
Total: 725,925.27 6,988,817.83 10.39%

 

October 2021 ETF Issuer League Table

Issuer Net Flows ($,M) AUM ($,M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
Blackrock 20,559.97 2,410,769.14 0.85% 151,570.10
Vanguard 21,213.94 2,011,458.95 1.05% 275,034.52
State Street Global Advisors 8,704.57 1,052,376.64 0.83% 62,510.37
Invesco 7,818.52 394,434.90 1.98% 44,257.40
Charles Schwab 4,577.98 266,998.53 1.71% 36,415.51
First Trust 2,367.52 146,028.53 1.62% 21,030.47
JPMorgan Chase 42.88 70,659.36 0.06% 20,865.48
ProShares 1,579.02 66,207.84 2.38% 9,996.98
VanEck 409.49 62,811.58 0.65% 8,342.59
WisdomTree 1,095.28 47,085.13 2.33% 4,232.29
Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. 1,656.39 41,947.27 3.95% 17,549.81
ARK -200.91 41,681.08 -0.48% 11,458.80
Dimensional Holdings 506.72 33,721.77 1.50% 3,117.76
Fidelity 27.68 32,505.03 0.09% 4,045.25
Direxion -1,290.53 27,256.59 -4.73% 491.06
Allianz -260.49 27,214.67 -0.96% 1,275.76
Goldman Sachs 260.96 26,238.63 0.99% 1,059.20
Deutsche Bank 3.36 23,679.00 0.01% 2,049.32
Northern Trust 130.75 19,390.61 0.67% 2,978.44
CICC 1,728.36 15,360.28 11.25% 11,294.45
Franklin Templeton 227.99 9,642.47 2.36% 557.25
SS&C 150.94 9,409.71 1.60% 196.56
Pacer Advisors 384.98 9,195.73 4.19% 2,413.10
American Century Investments 479.21 8,751.26 5.48% 3,986.20
Exchange Traded Concepts 224.81 8,215.62 2.74% 2,311.06
ETFMG 44.71 6,966.62 0.64% 1,342.31
Abrdn Plc 81.69 6,955.73 1.17% 846.75
Crestview 142.56 6,901.51 2.07% 1,240.89
Nuveen Securities 1,830.04 6,779.93 26.99% 3,522.96
Principal 725.25 6,293.66 11.52% 1,805.12
Innovator 115.50 5,861.59 1.97% 1,399.24
Manulife 29.30 5,312.34 0.55% -527.19
Amplify Investments 77.62 4,866.22 1.60% 1,413.50
New York Life -55.25 4,592.81 -1.20% 437.00
Janus Henderson 121.29 4,493.95 2.70% 497.91
Concierge Technologies 26.56 4,313.70 0.62% -2,901.44
The Hartford 51.22 4,238.92 1.21% 319.22
BMO 95.41 4,051.02 2.36% 710.66
US Global Investors -108.54 3,511.65 -3.09% 590.08
Barclays 385.12 3,467.38 11.11% 1,825.35
Toroso Investments -27.66 2,728.11 -1.01% 994.91
Prudential 28.92 2,095.43 1.38% 763.80
AdvisorShares 0.22 1,982.88 0.01% 1,408.21
Ameriprise Financial 11.96 1,701.85 0.70% 438.09
Aptus Capital Advisors 14.53 1,672.52 0.87% 608.80
Defiance ETFs 18.53 1,577.49 1.17% 445.55
O’Shares Investments -29.50 1,542.89 -1.91% -51.21
Vident 4.84 1,481.67 0.33% -34.92
GraniteShares -139.00 1,418.92 -9.80% 49.22
Virtus Investment Partners 25.30 1,389.01 1.82% 382.42
Rational Capital LLC 90.97 1,332.31 6.83% 1,081.52
UBS 0.00 1,312.23 0.00% -72.68
Davis Advisers -6.55 1,279.80 -0.51% 108.48
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 82.84 1,137.53 7.28% 524.31
Nationwide 80.30 1,136.50 7.07% 596.85
Cambria 19.65 1,135.80 1.73% 269.44
Inspire 20.20 1,114.67 1.81% 251.57
Main Management 5.59 1,080.79 0.52% 264.08
Credit Suisse Group AG -8.73 1,073.97 -0.81% 275.47
EMPIRICAL FINANCE LLC 14.50 1,037.75 1.40% 299.13
Horizon Kinetics LLC 148.19 892.74 16.60% 822.41
Simplify Asset Management Inc. 73.35 846.74 8.66% 654.28
Aegon 0.00 816.70 0.00% -45.90
The Motley Fool -5.79 724.41 -0.80% 77.20
Roundhill Investments 13.27 628.67 2.11% 341.44
Howard Capital Management 32.20 625.04 5.15% 227.12
Merk 13.87 576.68 2.41% 156.02
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 21.64 544.22 3.98% 253.09
Renaissance Capital -20.66 532.02 -3.88% -237.88
Tortoise 15.59 529.14 2.95% -0.48
Timothy Plan 3.01 519.11 0.58% 53.19
Redwood Investment Management -7.26 510.65 -1.42% 46.56
TrimTabs 9.10 465.01 1.96% 38.88
Distillate Capital 38.12 456.06 8.36% 183.59
Liquid Strategies 11.18 441.90 2.53% 117.07
SRN Advisors 5.08 388.30 1.31% 54.88
Regents Park Funds 15.84 380.10 4.17% 96.91
ClearShares LLC 9.95 362.23 2.75% 109.41
Sprott 0.00 358.60 0.00% 17.90
Donald L. Hagan LLC 28.90 346.21 8.35% 159.79
Al Marketing LLC -5.21 333.14 -1.56% -62.26
Little Harbor Advisors 60.52 322.21 18.78% 246.29
ProFund Advisors LLC 23.71 314.60 7.54% 385.78
Government of Sweden 0.58 300.22 0.19% -11.67
Teucrium 3.81 289.66 1.32% -108.47
WBI 0.00 287.87 0.00% -6.79
Core Alternative Capital 10.33 240.45 4.30% 92.90
Cavalier16 8.56 213.65 4.01% 54.13
Mcivy Co. LLC 4.90 204.89 2.39% 131.09
Intangible Capital 0.08 201.62 0.04% 5.02
Syntax Advisors 1.67 198.76 0.84% 49.75
TrueMark Investments 6.01 189.22 3.18% 104.38
Capital Impact Advisors 0.11 185.79 0.06% -7.03
Impact Shares 9.61 178.64 5.38% 133.53
Advisors Asset Management 13.59 157.33 8.64% 108.64
Wahed 2.90 155.90 1.86% 68.31
Arrow Funds -1.04 139.13 -0.75% 5.99
Swan Global Investments 12.76 133.67 9.55% 124.47
Wainwright, Inc. 12.11 132.11 9.17% 106.63
Tuttle Tactical Management, LLC -13.97 126.18 -11.07% -17.49
Gadsden 1.27 121.32 1.04% 20.70
ProcureAM -3.88 120.05 -3.23% 66.38
Kingsview Partners LLC -3.97 112.16 -3.54% 102.18
AGF 1.77 107.83 1.64% -13.61
CornerCap Investment Counsel, Inc. 0.00 106.03 0.00% 28.06
Humankind USA LLC 6.93 105.79 6.55% 94.52
Change Finance 5.03 101.42 4.96% 57.02
Emles Advisors LLC 3.44 95.44 3.60% 28.08
Pettee Investors 6.57 91.79 7.16% 34.51
Neil Azous Revocable Trust 0.69 87.95 0.78% 67.01
Exponential ETFs -1.48 82.01 -1.80% -0.27
Beyond Investing 2.09 69.96 2.98% 22.76
Metaurus Advisors -4.26 67.85 -6.28% 6.65
Groupe BPCE 1.60 67.09 2.38% 11.22
Alger Group Holdings LLC 3.52 59.14 5.95% 45.27
Guinness Atkinson Asset Management 0.71 54.87 1.30% 13.72
Toews Corp. 3.72 54.68 6.80% 5.52
Absolute Investment Advisers LLC 1.39 53.28 2.61% 11.92
Valkyrie Funds LLC 53.28 52.98 100.56% 53.28
RBS Securities 46.75 48.11 97.19% 46.75
Alexis Investment Partners LLC 2.03 46.56 4.36% 27.34
Esoterica 0.00 45.90 0.00% 17.77
Infusive Asset Management 0.00 43.57 0.00% 6.84
Premise Capital 0.00 40.78 0.00% -14.10
Formidable Asset Management 0.00 40.43 0.00% 39.67
Rayliant Investment Research 0.01 40.20 0.02% 40.69
2nd Vote Value Investments, Inc 0.00 39.60 0.00% 30.41
Highland Capital Management 0.02 38.48 0.05% -14.60
ETF Series Solutions -2.89 38.29 -7.55% 8.12
Red Gate Advisers LLC -0.17 37.43 -0.46% 6.10
Power Corporation of Canada 0.00 37.21 0.00% 4.72
Pacific Life 4.89 36.72 13.32% 7.33
Inverdale Capital Management LLC -1.80 36.66 -4.90% 29.70
New Age Alpha Advisors LLC 3.09 33.87 9.13% 30.40
Ridgeline Research LLC 1.66 30.82 5.39% 25.58
Uncommon Investment Advisors LLC 3.96 29.42 13.45% 27.84
Truist 2.32 29.05 7.97% 4.69
Charger Corp. 19.47 27.60 70.55% 26.20
AlphaMark Advisors 0.00 26.80 0.00% -1.41
Cabot ETF Partners LLC 0.00 25.62 0.00% 32.34
Knights of Columbus 0.00 23.63 0.00% 23.13
Mairs & Power, Inc. 3.48 18.42 18.90% 18.55
MCCM Group LLC -0.43 18.26 -2.37% 29.97
ASYMmetric ETFs 2.49 17.95 13.85% 17.23
Changebridge Capital LLC 0.00 17.88 0.00% 10.96
The Leuthold Group LLC 0.75 16.36 4.59% 2.18
GAMCO Investors, Inc. 0.29 15.10 1.92% 7.84
Point Bridge Capital -0.97 13.51 -7.15% 0.97
Future Fund Advisors 0.98 13.39 7.31% 12.59
EquBot 0.00 11.79 0.00% 4.82
Cohanzick Management 4.40 10.32 42.62% 10.20
Alternative Access Funds LLC 0.00 10.03 0.00% 0.00
Whitford Asset Management 0.00 9.79 0.02% 5.85
Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC 0.00 8.99 0.00% -3.60
Applied Finance Group -6.50 8.78 -74.00% 7.34
Jacob Asset Management 0.00 8.18 0.00% 7.47
Water Island Capital Partners LP 0.00 7.89 0.00% 1.29
Reflection Asset Management, LLC 2.14 7.23 29.58% 4.16
Global Beta Advisors 0.00 5.03 0.00% -2.97
Banhazl 1.06 4.74 22.42% 1.34
Spear Advisors LLC 0.00 4.34 0.00% 4.05
Democracy Investment Management LLC 0.00 3.99 0.00% 3.28
Lifegoal Investments LLC 0.24 3.23 7.46% 1.98
Zacks Investment Management 0.63 2.66 23.80% 2.60
Lyrical Partners 1.90 2.59 73.38% 1.90
Wilshire Phoenix Funds LLC 0.00 1.79 0.00% 0.00
Chadds Ford Investment Management LLC 0.00 0.74 0.00% 0.75
Litman Gregory Capital Partners LLC 0.00 0.00 0.00% 20.26
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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