Chart Of The Week: 2021 ETF Inflows On Track For $900M

After just seven months, U.S.-listed ETFs have picked up $520 million of new assets.

Senior ETF Analyst
Reviewed by: Sumit Roy
Edited by: Sumit Roy

Record markets are giving investors the confidence to put record amounts of new money into U.S.-listed ETFs. After just seven months, annual inflows have broken the previous record, with potentially plenty of upside still to come.

Through the first seven months of the year, inflows have totaled $520.3 billion, eclipsing the full-year record of $507.4 billion set last year, as can be seen from the chart below:



A simple extrapolation of the current pace of inflows suggests investors could end up adding $891 million to U.S.-listed ETFs by the end of the year. Granted, there’s no guarantee the current pace will be maintained, but the number illustrates just how powerful this year’s stampede into ETFs has been.

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Sumit Roy is the senior ETF analyst for, where he has worked for 13 years. He creates a variety of content for the platform, including news articles, analysis pieces, videos and podcasts.

Before joining, Sumit was the managing editor and commodities analyst for Hard Assets Investor. In those roles, he was responsible for most of the operations of HAI, a website dedicated to education about commodities investing.

Though he still closely follows the commodities beat, Sumit covers a much broader assortment of topics for, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of’s Talk ETFs, a popular video series that features weekly interviews with thought leaders in the ETF industry. Sumit is also co-host of Exchange Traded Fridays,’s weekly podcast series.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys climbing the city’s steep hills, playing chess and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.