'DIA' Leads Weekly ETF Inflows

Year-to-date ETF inflows moved up to $279 billion.

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

Just over $9 billion of new money flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs this week as stock markets continued their march into record high territory. Year-to-date inflows moved up to $278.6 billion, compared to $144.4 billion at this same time a year ago.

Of this week's inflows, $1.5 billion headed for U.S. equity ETFs, led by a sizable $2 billion inflow for the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA).

Earlier this week, S&P Dow Jones Indices announed that the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average would be shaken up quite dramatically. Exxon, Pfizer and Raytheon will be replaced by Salesforce, Amgen and Honeywell in the index. The reshuffling is meant to boost the tech exposure of the Dow on the heels of Apple's upcoming share split, which will reduce the tech giant's weighting in the Dow substantially. 

(Use our stock finder tool to find an ETF’s allocation to a certain stock.)

Presumably, investors liked the announcement, judging by the inflows into the Dow-tracking DIA.

Inflows For Fixed Income ETFs

Meanwhile, U.S. fixed income ETFs also saw solid inflows this week, picking up $4.7 billion of fresh cash. That includes inflows of nearly $800 million for the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and $637 million for the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND).

The U.S. 10-year Treasury bond yield spiked to around 0.75% this week, even as Fed Chairman Powell suggested that the central bank would be comfortable letting inflation run above its 2% target for certain periods to make up for it running below its target in other periods. This new regime of average inflation targeting is a notable shift in the Federal Reserve's policy and may lead to interest rates staying lower for longer. 

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


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust2,043.1525,574.137.99%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF795.4431,258.162.54%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF637.2460,354.731.06%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF560.20164,684.920.34%
HYLBXtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF483.306,368.887.59%
VCSHVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF472.2231,542.411.50%
BSVVanguard Short-Term Bond ETF423.5226,479.311.60%
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF383.9938,626.610.99%
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP378.754,630.008.18%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund331.7124,398.961.36%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-2,572.61305,455.43-0.84%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF-1,051.7919,795.68-5.31%
SPLVInvesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF-438.489,133.35-4.80%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-374.73138,560.42-0.27%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-282.6318,834.46-1.50%
USMViShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF-237.8034,610.86-0.69%
XBISPDR S&P Biotech ETF-236.745,476.40-4.32%
MUBiShares National Muni Bond ETF-232.3918,037.96-1.29%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-163.3556,304.16-0.29%
ASHRXtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF-144.892,025.25-7.15%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,479.482,713,823.170.05%
International Equity1,594.45877,764.480.18%
U.S. Fixed Income4,721.41919,414.760.51%
International Fixed Income454.21100,619.300.45%
Asset Allocation44.7210,944.980.41%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity72,573.312,713,823.172.67%
International Equity5,301.26877,764.480.60%
U.S. Fixed Income129,594.28919,414.7614.10%
International Fixed Income10,783.95100,619.3010.72%
Asset Allocation814.2710,944.987.44%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF8.38%206,48636.94
KRBNKFA Global Carbon ETF7.42%44,8923.20
PNQIInvesco NASDAQ Internet ETF7.05%115,089896.30
IGViShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF6.91%3,680,6335,576.64
KGRNKraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF6.90%13,0664.31
CLOUGlobal X Cloud Computing ETF6.38%5,115,0441,127.81
FNGSMicroSectors FANG+ ETN6.08%103,67758.70
TTTNUP Fintech China-U.S. Internet Titans ETF5.95%11,52917.27
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund5.79%924,952459.97
XLCCommunication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund5.66%11,328,37111,265.10


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN107.97%0.38%10.02
ARKWARK Next Generation Internet ETF89.44%4.02%2,320.01
ONLNProShares Online Retail ETF84.87%1.97%335.47
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF84.78%0.74%89.89
VXZiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN84.26%0.19%30.14
CLIXProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF82.87%0.48%262.80
ARKKARK Innovation ETF81.36%1.75%7,894.53
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF79.83%-2.64%2,020.86
TANInvesco Solar ETF78.77%4.73%1,261.23
IBUYAmplify Online Retail ETF77.77%1.02%961.90


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.