ETFs See $11B In Inflows In One Week

Demand for international equity and U.S. fixed-income ETFs remains strong.
Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

Investors poured $11.3 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs in the past week, giving the month of June a healthy start in terms of asset growth.

The net creations brought year-to-date ETF inflows to $213.6 billion already—well ahead of last year’s pace.

Investor appetite for international equity and U.S. fixed-income ETFs goes on unabated. The two asset classes attracted more than $7.7 billion in combined inflows. 

Among the most popular ETFs this week were some of the “classics” in U.S. fixed-income offerings: the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).

Investors watched former FBI director James Comey testify before the Senate Thursday where he said, among other things, he believed Russia to have interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

Still, 10-year treasury yields are ending the week slightly higher than they were a week ago, at around 2.21%, as investors brace for what could be a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next week.  

Big Beneficiary

On the international equity front, the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) was a big beneficiary, with inflows of $733 million this past week. A lot of attention has been paid to Europe this week as the U.K. delivered a surprising outcome to an election that has put into question the future of Brexit. The European Central Bank also made headlines with its decision to leave rates unchanged for now, a move that pressured the euro.

International fixed-income ETFs also had a notable week, seeing one of the biggest percentage gains, Flows of more than $1 billion into the iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) brought the asset class’ AUM total up almost 3% in the week.

EMB tracks an index of dollar-denominated emerging market sovereign debt in a portfolio led by Mexico, Indonesia and Russia. The fund has $12.7 billion in total assets. 


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF2,391.18115,962.492.11%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund1,241.8110,153.3313.93%
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF1,003.0612,760.358.53%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF888.1535,041.542.60%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe ETF733.2415,383.615.00%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF573.8836,138.371.61%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF549.187,531.097.87%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF532.2469,893.290.77%
VEUVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF409.5918,851.062.22%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF394.4645,725.590.87%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-3,823.46235,738.93-1.60%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund-682.6410,595.03-6.05%
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund-300.8017,366.25-1.70%
GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF-263.809,310.24-2.76%
VXFVanguard Extended Market ETF-244.094,860.54-4.78%
VNQVanguard REIT ETF-239.9933,956.99-0.70%
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF-220.593,767.25-5.53%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-173.848,411.79-2.02%
SCHASchwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF-148.775,349.29-2.71%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETF-126.6137,007.03-0.34%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,422.021,656,982.910.08%
International Equity3,872.20663,915.760.58%
U.S. Fixed Income3,976.12470,282.230.84%
International Fixed Income1,496.4151,464.482.91%
Asset Allocation12.657,095.620.18%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
WBIFWBI Tactical LCV Shares30,253183,074605.14%
WBIDWBI Tactical SMS Shares30,788184,707599.93%
WBILWBI Tactical LCS Shares30,862185,258600.27%
WBIHWBI Tactical High Income Shares101,119599,586592.95%
WBIIWBI Tactical Income Shares108,280632,153583.81%
WBIBWBI Tactical SMV Shares26,807157,933589.15%
WBICWBI Tactical SMY Shares34,651200,228577.84%
WBIAWBI Tactical SMG Shares21,425118,004550.77%
WBIEWBI Tactical LCG Shares18,877100,778533.88%
WBIGWBI Tactical LCY Shares25,670132,659516.79%

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