ETF Inflows Rise To $264B YTD

ETF inflows totaled $13.8 billion for the week ending Thursday, Nov. 27, according to the latest data from FactSet. 

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

Another week of record highs for the U.S. stock market helped fuel strong ETF inflows. On net, $13.9 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Nov. 27, lifting year-to-date inflows to $264.3 billion, ahead of last year's $258.5 billion pace.

This week's inflows were pretty evenly distributed. U.S. equity ETFs picked up $5 billion of fresh cash, while international equity ETFs picked up $2.6 billion and U.S. fixed income ETFs picked up $4.8 billion. 

In terms of individual ETFs, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) gathered the largest inflows, followed by the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) and the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG).

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
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust4,112.07286,459.891.44%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF710.7367,184.971.06%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF615.4919,286.773.19%
IEMGiShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF556.6757,543.870.97%
IJRiShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF500.9346,831.031.07%
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund407.9826,297.781.55%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF379.8419,302.151.97%
IAGGiShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF377.062,205.1017.10%
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil ETF375.669,155.734.10%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF353.6347,468.500.74%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-1,093.5282,118.41-1.33%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-766.7822,589.90-3.39%
VXFVanguard Extended Market ETF-701.247,836.72-8.95%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF-652.3920,945.82-3.11%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF-472.18197,046.03-0.24%
MDYVSPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF-331.321,517.51-21.83%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-322.679,907.28-3.26%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-308.0011,081.32-2.78%
IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETF-266.7121,603.92-1.23%
MDYSPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust-210.7818,967.48-1.11%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity4,968.642,448,859.990.20%
International Equity2,591.93855,287.290.30%
U.S. Fixed Income4,841.41747,525.810.65%
International Fixed Income952.9687,917.621.08%
Commodities ETFs94.5378,313.730.12%
Asset Allocation24.8110,551.200.24%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity101,718.612,448,859.994.15%
International Equity16,306.32855,287.291.91%
U.S. Fixed Income120,267.72747,525.8116.09%
International Fixed Income18,307.2087,917.6220.82%
Commodities ETFs8,097.3378,313.7310.34%
Asset Allocation510.3310,551.204.84%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
IQINIQ 500 International ETF73,173528,479722.23%
TPLCTimothy Plan U.S. Large Cap Core ETF45,683281,889617.06%
PEJInvesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF12,10473,901610.55%
CSMLIQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF58,312305,612524.09%
XMVMInvesco S&P MidCap Value with Momentum ETF9,72549,060504.45%
RBUSNationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF1911,150601.41%
RBINNationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF2701,226453.72%
EWUSiShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap ETF20,84582,745396.95%
MXIiShares Global Materials ETF13,90440,855293.84%
POCTInnovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October90,048220,559244.94%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF10.11%14,6741.83
BBCVirtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF6.68%53,81428.07
GNOMGlobal X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF6.41%23,51318.43
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF6.27%528,280465.64
SBIOALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF5.20%215,564193.05
CNCRLoncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF5.15%55,91037.97
PSCHInvesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF5.09%72,221474.72
XBISPDR S&P Biotech ETF5.02%23,763,9974,324.84
BTECPrincipal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF4.44%7,03859.30
ONLNProShares Online Retail ETF4.36%26,58622.00


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
INRMarket Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN68.83%0.00%0.48
SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF54.00%1.80%1,384.62
XSDSPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF53.82%2.24%418.36
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction ETF53.11%2.64%1,253.00
TANInvesco Solar ETF52.45%1.90%393.80
SOXXiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF52.13%1.91%2,119.70
FTXLFirst Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF50.94%2.37%42.18
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF48.27%2.66%189.16
INDSPacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF46.28%1.34%36.08
CHISGlobal X MSCI China Consumer Staples ETF46.05%-1.83%7.48


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

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