ETFs Gain $50B In Weekly Flows

A huge surge in equities led to a record week for inflows in 2022.

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U.S.-listed ETFs set a new record for weekly inflows in 2022 last week amid the S&P 500’s best performance year-to-date, adding just over $50.5 billion in the period. 

The U.S. ETF industry has generated net flows of $183.2 billion year-to-date and has $6.9 trillion in assets overall, according to ETF.com data provider FactSet. 

Equities Break Out 

U.S. equity funds accounted for $40.8 billion in net flows last week, dwarfing all other asset classes. 

Broad large cap ETFs led the period’s top inflow charts, with the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) bringing in just short of $4.3 billion, while the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) brought in $3.6 billion.  

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) took in $2.2 billion, and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) brought in $1.8 billion. Investors also liked the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP), which added a little more than $2 billion. 

The rest of the capitalization range took in assets as well. The Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF (VO) added $1.6 billion, while the Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB) took in $1.3 billion. 

Investors also allocated to two dividend funds in droves, with the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) adding $2.3 billion and the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) taking in $2.3 billion. 

EAFE Struggles 

While the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV) saw the largest loss among all ETFs last week with $1.1 billion in outflows, that was the second leg of a heartbeat trade and left the fund with a net gain of $43 million on the month. 

The iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF (EFG) was the largest nonheartbeat trade loss on the week, with a $1 billion loss, while the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) had outflows of $671.4 million. 

Other funds with international exposure struggled last week, with the iShares Global Financials ETF (IXG) and the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) losing $857.8 million and $700 million, respectively. 

Finally, two energy equity funds saw outflows last week, likely due to a combination of profit-taking and a dip in oil prices midweek to the $95 per barrel level. The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) saw outflows of $451.5 million, while the First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF (FTXN) lost $335.8 million. 
 

For a full list of last 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 ETF4,292.36324,846.421.32%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF3,670.29285,625.121.29%
DVYiShares Select Dividend ETF2,351.0923,454.6010.02%
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF2,349.2667,601.333.48%
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust2,204.47401,693.080.55%
RSPInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF2,013.6035,104.825.74%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF1,868.29283,277.490.66%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap ETF1,617.9455,192.462.93%
VBVanguard Small-Cap ETF1,356.1548,830.862.78%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust1,282.27184,508.830.69%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
FVFirst Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF-1,137.772,762.54-41.19%
EFGiShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF-1,083.859,689.39-11.19%
IXGiShares Global Financials ETF-857.821,293.41-66.32%
FTXRFirst Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF-817.52320.84-254.81%
ASHRXtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF-700.372,202.29-31.80%
EFViShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF-671.4315,582.72-4.31%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF-451.525,487.06-8.23%
FTXNFirst Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF-335.851,311.01-25.62%
SCHDSchwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF-328.9334,812.44-0.94%
SOXLDirexion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares-259.765,164.67-5.03%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity40,807.994,178,242.790.98%
International Equity2,257.221,250,654.640.18%
U.S. Fixed Income4,974.401,068,193.860.47%
International Fixed Income719.46157,861.950.46%
Commodities1,681.89168,460.361.00%
Currency81.563,307.292.47%
Leveraged-225.7662,249.34-0.36%
Inverse129.6315,864.650.82%
Asset Allocation80.9119,633.780.41%
Alternatives31.237,175.320.44%
Total:50,538.526,931,643.960.73%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity97,471.854,178,242.792.33%
International Equity42,631.211,250,654.643.41%
U.S. Fixed Income8,134.111,068,193.860.76%
International Fixed Income7,082.83157,861.954.49%
Commodities17,278.66168,460.3610.26%
Currency277.513,307.298.39%
Leveraged6,953.4362,249.3411.17%
Inverse2,703.2315,864.6517.04%
Asset Allocation536.5319,633.782.73%
Alternatives111.397,175.321.55%
Total:183,180.756,931,643.962.64%

 

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet ETF34.45%254,023,9915,770.19
PGJInvesco Golden Dragon China ETF33.24%2,944,545199.32
FDNIFirst Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF25.43%95,86840.47
CHIQGlobal X MSCI China Consumer Discretionary ETF25.14%1,855,262300.80
EWEBGlobal X Emerging Markets Internet & E-commerce ETF24.59%27,2012.76
KTECKraneShares Hang Seng TECH Index ETF23.90%181,6134.90
EMQQEmerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF23.26%2,684,964720.43
ARKFARK Fintech Innovation ETF21.98%7,648,9481,462.13
ARKKARK Innovation ETF20.35%122,103,20212,197.56
GIGESoFi Gig Economy ETF20.34%30,67515.75

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust107.70% 5,018.25
OIHVanEck Oil Services ETF45.80%-1.70%3,719.34
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF44.71%-0.01%308.65
RJNElements Rogers International Commodity Index-Energy TR ETN43.94%4.11%13.22
IEZiShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF42.98%-2.28%264.59
JJNiPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN42.53%-1.09%99.88
JJEiPath Series B Bloomberg Energy Subindex Total Return ETN41.30%3.21%6.28
VXXiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN41.12%-9.23%774.07
BNOUnited States Brent Oil Fund LP40.94%0.55%302.29
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP39.07%5.46%383.77

 

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 etf.com. 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.