ETF Inflows Top $350B

ETF Inflows Top $350B

'QQQ' headlined a solid week for ETF inflows. 

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

The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) was in vogue this week, powering U.S.-listed ETF inflows to $18.5 billion. The tech-heavy ETF brought in $5.2 billion on its own, leading the U.S. equity ETF segment to weekly inflows of $9.5 billion.

International equity ETFs and U.S. fixed income ETFs also did well, picking up $3.5 billion and $4.5 billion of new assets, respectively, during the week ending Thursday, October 15.

Year-to-date inflows now stand at $352.6 billion, ahead of the $211.7 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

Flows Winners 

In addition to QQQ, notable flows winners this week included the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS), the iShares MBS ETF (MBB)  and the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU)

The ProShares Online Retail ETF (ONLN) was another popular fund. Though it didn't make the top inflows list due to its relatively modest asset base, its assets under management jumped 69% over the past week, the most of any ETF with at least $200 million in AUM. 

Prices for the fund are up a whopping 92% this year.

Outflows For 'EFA'

Meanwhile, on the outflows side, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA), the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) and the ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ)  had the largest redemptions of 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
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust5,236.47144,652.863.62%
FTCSFirst Trust Capital Strength ETF1,630.167,971.0920.45%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF1,403.69172,467.810.81%
MBBiShares MBS ETF1,201.3123,424.065.13%
VXUSVanguard Total International Stock ETF1,113.5928,321.183.93%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF794.9743,344.341.83%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF693.4728,293.812.45%
ESGUiShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF627.3310,823.605.80%
BNDXVanguard Total International Bond ETF587.1133,312.121.76%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF551.80223,680.920.25%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-1,062.3647,504.04-2.24%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-590.2512,569.53-4.70%
TQQQProShares UltraPro QQQ-545.319,778.11-5.58%
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-497.73299,446.24-0.17%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-432.2021,299.01-2.03%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF-306.3119,414.66-1.58%
XBISPDR S&P Biotech ETF-304.155,709.09-5.33%
IYGiShares U.S. Financial Services ETF-295.461,126.58-26.23%
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF-283.7313,641.46-2.08%
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF-243.001,147.90-21.17%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity9,541.442,762,336.450.35%
International Equity3,450.36898,660.160.38%
U.S. Fixed Income4,487.80938,419.540.48%
International Fixed Income1,291.29112,127.421.15%
Asset Allocation108.9612,310.140.89%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity93,967.302,762,336.453.40%
International Equity20,351.87898,660.162.26%
U.S. Fixed Income157,055.51938,419.5416.74%
International Fixed Income15,775.93112,127.4214.07%
Asset Allocation2,201.1012,310.1417.88%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
PYPrincipal Value ETF4.58%1,03714.97
GRUElements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN4.24%5,9313.28
DWATArrow DWA Tactical ETF3.80%4,0664.63
MOMAGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund3.53%26,2826.26
QQHHCM Defender 100 Index ETF3.06%40,307131.88
FNGSMicroSectors FANG+ ETN3.05%55,99760.04
BOUTInnovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF2.94%10,5376.35
IDIVU.S. Equity Cumulative Dividends Fund-Series 20272.73%10,49918.75
RWGVDirexion Russell 1000 Growth Over Value ETF2.70%17,26833.02
PTNQPacer Trendpilot 100 ETF2.53%196,052825.51


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
TANInvesco Solar ETF143.93%-0.70%2,097.98
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF118.76%-0.65%3,025.01
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN110.07%-0.33%10.77
ARKWARK Next Generation Internet ETF109.01%2.15%2,981.88
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF108.17%0.33%981.43
ARKKARK Innovation ETF107.33%0.98%10,618.37
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund104.48%1.18%740.78
ONLNProShares Online Retail ETF91.04%2.47%543.97
IBUYAmplify Online Retail ETF89.22%2.00%1,028.31
WCLDWisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund85.44%1.52%923.22


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.

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.