Fixed Income ETFs Power Weekly Inflows

Year-to-date inflows now stand at $334 billion.

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

U.S. fixed income ETFs were in vogue this week. On net, investors added $10.7 billion to the space, helping push overall ETF inflows for the week ending Thursday, Oct. 8 to $15.7 billion. 

The inflows into fixed income funds came despite a sell-off in Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond reached just shy of 0.8% this week, the highest level in four months (bond yields and prices move inversely).

Still, some bond funds, like the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Crorporate Bond ETF (HYG), managed to rally thanks to a narrowing of credit spreads. HYG attracted $1.3 billion of new money this week.

Other fixed income ETFs to gather assets during the period included the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)

7-Month Highs For Small Caps 

In the equity space, the most popular ETFs of the week were the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and the iShares ESG MSCI USA ETF (ESGU). Small caps, as measured by the Russell 2000, hit seven-month highs this week, outperforming their large cap counterparts. 

Year-to-date, U.S.-listed ETF inflows now stand at $334.1 billion, ahead of the $195.6 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

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
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1,285.9927,461.014.68%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,001.6842,270.022.37%
ESGUiShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF981.749,970.509.85%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF977.5756,040.471.74%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF800.1319,373.634.13%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF703.584,388.2916.03%
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF661.3816,876.843.92%
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund647.3517,863.823.62%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF646.2113,094.294.94%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF590.36218,603.950.27%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-5,065.83293,832.29-1.72%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-2,830.95133,821.42-2.12%
NEARiShares Short Maturity Bond ETF-621.404,750.69-13.08%
IJRiShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF-451.4143,403.30-1.04%
IYGiShares U.S. Financial Services ETF-412.101,419.66-29.03%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-324.9623,851.59-1.36%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-286.6977,008.05-0.37%
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF-203.445,114.53-3.98%
USMViShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF-199.6334,265.16-0.58%
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-194.3247,902.17-0.41%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity1,180.662,702,188.200.04%
International Equity2,380.95879,792.890.27%
U.S. Fixed Income10,707.77930,280.621.15%
International Fixed Income890.75110,220.370.81%
Asset Allocation53.7912,079.140.45%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity84,403.112,702,188.203.12%
International Equity16,897.24879,792.891.92%
U.S. Fixed Income152,567.71930,280.6216.40%
International Fixed Income14,474.57110,220.3713.13%
Asset Allocation2,092.1412,079.1417.32%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
MLPOCredit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN23.21%3,71414.74
TANInvesco Solar ETF12.90%9,826,3162,017.42
DWMCAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF12.55%1,2481.75
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF10.83%2,104,268939.49
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF10.71%4,703,0792,657.67
ICLNiShares Global Clean Energy ETF10.53%21,837,6281,962.27
CNRGSPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF10.42%118,95476.95
BBCVirtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF9.83%51,48542.46
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund9.38%1,441,171681.15
SBIOALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF9.05%72,134190.45


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
TANInvesco Solar ETF144.09%12.90%2,017.42
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN113.93%0.32%12.21
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF109.37%10.71%2,657.67
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF103.79%10.83%939.49
QCLNFirst Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund99.72%9.38%681.15
ARKWARK Next Generation Internet ETF98.59%3.92%2,679.96
ARKKARK Innovation ETF98.22%7.46%9,642.73
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF91.22%-2.44%101.50
VXZiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN90.29%-3.09%31.06
ACESALPS Clean Energy ETF82.80%8.42%442.11


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.