2020 ETF Inflows Top A Whopping $73B So Far

Year-to-date inflows top $73 billion, well ahead of last year's pace. 

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

After putting a hefty $51 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs in January, investors kept at it during the first week of Feburary, adding more than $20 billion to the space. 

On net, ETFs captured $24.8 billion of inflows during the week ending Thursday, Feb. 6—a period that includes four days from February and one day from January. 

Year-to-date inflows now stand at $73.1 billion, compared to a mere $53 million at this same time last year. 

Buying Opportunity 

For the week, U.S. equity ETFs were the most popular segment as investors used a brief 3.7% correction in the S&P 500 as an opportunity to buy. After falling to as low as 3,215 on Friday, the index quickly recovered to a new all-time high of around 3,348 on Thursday.

While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China, investors don't yet consider it something that will do lasting damage to the global economy. 

U.S. equity ETFs ended with net inflows of $15.1 billion for the week and $30.8 billion for the year-to-date period. Top asset gatherers during the week included the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), and the Invesco Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF (OMFL)

While U.S. equity ETFs are where investors focused most of their buying power, U.S. fixed income ETFs also continued to see a steady flow of demand. That segment had inflows of $5.6 billion for the week and $20.7 billion for the year-to-date period. 

The iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (USHY) had the largest inflows of all fixed-income products during the week.

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

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF7,308.18217,639.943.36%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF5,290.83142,453.793.71%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust1,591.1993,828.541.70%
OMFLInvesco Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF906.292,145.0442.25%
USHYiShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF892.493,984.5222.40%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF832.4180,833.631.03%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF755.8235,738.442.11%
IXUSiShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF650.8119,077.803.41%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF639.1272,716.260.88%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust594.3445,688.441.30%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SDYSPDR S&P Dividend ETF-1,030.5519,873.82-5.19%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-844.1144,957.09-1.88%
SPHDInvesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF-640.793,716.34-17.24%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-436.059,912.75-4.40%
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF-403.2229,004.46-1.39%
PKWInvesco BuyBack Achievers ETF-391.301,219.92-32.08%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund-390.0815,569.87-2.51%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF-386.2413,118.53-2.94%
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-311.44317,374.73-0.10%
BKLNInvesco Senior Loan ETF-297.345,837.32-5.09%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity15,100.172,637,062.520.57%
International Equity2,421.81900,757.720.27%
U.S. Fixed Income5,610.38785,572.690.71%
International Fixed Income560.5194,071.490.60%
Commodities 678.9084,796.970.80%
Currency18.951,406.381.35%
Leveraged339.8842,632.730.80%
Inverse84.3311,609.640.73%
Asset Allocation-51.4610,930.79-0.47%
Alternatives40.604,882.460.83%
Total:24,804.084,573,723.390.54%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity30,841.382,637,062.521.17%
International Equity13,786.86900,757.721.53%
U.S. Fixed Income20,744.74785,572.692.64%
International Fixed Income2,952.7994,071.493.14%
Commodities2,687.5184,796.973.17%
Currency50.171,406.383.57%
Leveraged1,065.3242,632.732.50%
Inverse458.3211,609.643.95%
Asset Allocation156.8610,930.791.44%
Alternatives386.874,882.467.92%
Total:73,130.824,573,723.391.60%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
CILVictoryShares International Volatility Wtd ETF4,25913,261311.37%
JKEiShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF38,397159,627415.73%
BCMiPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN4,63814,160305.27%
CXSEWisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund51,667119,657231.59%
HEWUiShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF8,41518,283217.26%
MXDUNationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF7681,124146.39%
DIVYReality Shares DIVS ETF8,53816,788196.63%
SWANAmplify BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF64,977150,715231.95%
DTHWisdomTree International High Dividend Fund22,77439,437173.17%
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund82,577205,545248.91%

 

Top 10 Weekly Performers, Excluding Leverage/Inverse Funds and <1,000 Shares Traded

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
ULBRVelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN11.07%1,2480.97
KUREKraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF10.48%68,38524.80
KGRNKraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF9.21%3,3171.93
LITGlobal X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF8.95%2,728,711601.55
CHIKGlobal X MSCI China Information Technology ETF8.79%46,44112.89
BBPVirtus LifeSci Biotech Products ETF8.74%4,26626.93
PSCMInvesco S&P SmallCap Materials ETF8.59%30,52611.83
CHIHGlobal X MSCI China Health Care ETF 8.39%41,0082.79
TANInvesco Solar ETF8.15%1,517,899536.41
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF8.06%576,130299.68

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
PALLAberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF19.22%6.20%390.23
FNGSMicroSectors FANG+ ETN16.63%5.27%37.50
ARKWARK Next Generation Internet ETF16.48%4.83%499.95
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETF15.67%5.46%151.48
NIBiPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN14.10%0.12%21.07
TANInvesco Solar ETF14.09%8.15%536.41
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF13.99%8.06%299.68
LITGlobal X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF13.97%8.95%601.55
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund13.18%6.43%201.91
ARKKARK Innovation ETF12.23%7.18%2,161.84

 

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.

Sumit Roy is the senior ETF analyst for etf.com, 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 etf.com, 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 etf.com, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of etf.com’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, etf.com’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.