ETF Weekly Inflows Just Shy Of $20B

'SPY' roars back from last week with $4 billion in Inflows.

Reviewed by: Dan Mika
Edited by: Dan Mika

U.S.-listed ETFs added $19.8 billion in new assets in the period from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 as the broad-market equity trading tools sprung back to life.

The U.S. ETF industry has added $799.3 billion in assets year-to-date, and has $6.87 trillion in assets under management.

SPY Roars Back

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) bounced back with just more than $4 billion in inflows for the period after losing nearly $2.5 billion the week prior. Other broad-market ETFs on the top of the inflow list include the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), which, combined, generated $4.8 billion worth of inflows.

Technology ETFs also added assets in the period, with the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) adding $2.5 billion. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) and the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH) added a combined $1.3 billion in the period. However, those figures don’t include the impact of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announcing a lawsuit to stop Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm with minutes to go in Thursday’s trading period.

The lone bond ETF among the top 10 inflow funds was the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), which added $2 billion in the period. Those inflows have reversed the fund’s fortunes to a certain extent, such that it now has a year-to-date outflow of just $8 million.

Sectors Struggle

Sector-specific ETFs were among the largest losers in the week.

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) had the most outflows in the period, with a $1.4 billion loss, while the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) decreased by $542 million. The iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) also saw outflows, to the tune of $413 million.

In the fixed income realm, investors mainly pulled assets out of funds holding bonds with shorter maturities. The Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN) and the iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (IGSB) and the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) lost a combined $1.1 billion in the period.

The iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) also appeared on the outflows list, with a $1 billion loss after gaining $996 million the week prior. That appears to be rebalancing-related flows from iShares.

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 Trust4,080.23409,781.141.00%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust2,555.89208,689.761.22%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF2,053.6718,213.6711.28%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,935.22315,585.660.61%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF1,609.63280,746.260.57%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF1,304.62268,037.880.49%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF1,296.49104,069.301.25%
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund819.3849,350.981.66%
SMHVanEck Semiconductor ETF461.667,434.796.21%
TNADirexion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares452.011,695.8726.65%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund-1,434.2540,548.15-3.54%
MTUMiShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF-1,044.3815,502.76-6.74%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-790.0666,696.00-1.18%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund-542.2316,211.58-3.34%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-435.9128,518.91-1.53%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-413.206,356.16-6.50%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF-382.0913,047.63-2.93%
BKLNInvesco Senior Loan ETF-364.966,695.11-5.45%
UVXYProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF-348.58917.14-38.01%
IGSBiShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-342.9123,199.71-1.48%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity14,022.924,104,308.770.34%
International Equity2,481.051,263,246.550.20%
U.S. Fixed Income1,888.991,105,712.420.17%
International Fixed Income192.19150,454.070.13%
Asset Allocation204.3819,645.141.04%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity401,021.994,104,308.779.77%
International Equity194,161.681,263,246.5515.37%
U.S. Fixed Income156,092.771,105,712.4214.12%
International Fixed Income31,468.82150,454.0720.92%
Asset Allocation5,216.5819,645.1426.55%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF12.37%1,170,55675.03
SARKTuttle Capital Short Innovation ETF8.49%2,216,06734.58
GXGGlobal X MSCI Colombia ETF6.85%87,04436.46
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF6.19%30,770,630360.55
SOGUThe Short De-SPAC ETF5.90%15,68017.02
EZAiShares MSCI South Africa ETF5.37%2,932,844308.58
FLZAFranklin FTSE South Africa ETF5.35%6,8715.01
GRNiPath Series B Carbon ETN5.29%417,604114.61
BITOProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF4.76%23,552,9631,433.62
ICOLiShares MSCI Colombia ETF4.70%43,36936.18


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
BDRYBreakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF260.91%12.37%75.03
GRNiPath Series B Carbon ETN134.63%5.29%114.61
JJTiPath Series B Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN121.98%0.14%19.94
KRBNKraneShares Global Carbon ETF96.75%3.39%1,434.70
FCGFirst Trust Natural Gas ETF87.63%-6.24%451.29
PXEInvesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF85.27%-5.45%130.39
URNMNorth Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF84.90%-6.88%812.05
REMXVanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF81.40%-0.72%1,125.79
JOiPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN67.67%-4.17%117.97
PXIInvesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF67.46%-5.75%93.18


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.

Dan Mika is a reporter for He has previously covered business for the Ames Tribune and Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa, and BizWest Media in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dan holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Truman State University.