Investors Add $7B To ETFs During The Week

Year-to-date inflows are nearly $219 billion.

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

About $6.9 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs amid a relatively quiet week for financial markets. Year-to-date inflows ticked up to $218.7 billion, ahead of last year's $129.2 billion pace.

The latest data, which comes from FactSet, showed that investors pulled $3.9 billion from U.S. equity ETFs during the week ending Thursday, July 9. The S&P 500 hovered in its recent range between 3,000 and 3,200 as a surge in megacap tech shares offset a decline in shares of companies more vulnerable to the latest spread of the coronavirus. 

Meanwhile, international equity ETFs registered net inflows of $2.3 billion. Emerging markets stocks in general, and China stocks in particular, spiked this week as the Chinese government encouraged investors to buy. 

The Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) reached its highest level since early 2018 this week, though the fund didn't make the top 10 inflows list. 

Fixed Income ETFs Lead

Fixed income continued to gather the largest share of inflows. Seven of the 10 largest asset gatherers of the week were fixed income funds, including usual suspects like the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) and others.

U.S. fixed income ETFs pulled in $6.5 billion of fresh cash during the week, and year-to-date inflows for the segment now stand at $103 billion.

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 Trust2,203.81123,831.611.78%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF1,212.2156,484.252.15%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF815.2476,590.621.06%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF652.3911,355.845.74%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF622.1319,777.323.15%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust536.4969,895.390.77%
BNDXVanguard Total International Bond ETF456.2128,520.611.60%
VCITVanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF370.4336,913.851.00%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF361.8156,617.570.64%
IAUiShares Gold Trust314.3426,932.631.17%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-1,965.0536,039.39-5.45%
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-1,478.41279,205.68-0.53%
FXLFirst Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund-571.922,165.64-26.41%
XLBMaterials Select Sector SPDR Fund-550.963,467.23-15.89%
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF-540.0415,468.61-3.49%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF-395.63146,956.81-0.27%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF-376.4622,488.67-1.67%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETF-333.3433,759.65-0.99%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF-332.14198,713.57-0.17%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund-272.2613,090.79-2.08%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-3,880.692,480,132.55-0.16%
International Equity2,300.06814,970.290.28%
U.S. Fixed Income6,463.35885,777.370.73%
International Fixed Income1,240.5694,173.641.32%
Commodities ETFs832.71128,250.810.65%
Asset Allocation2.629,876.390.03%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity68,439.982,480,132.552.76%
International Equity-9,181.78814,970.29-1.13%
U.S. Fixed Income102,968.75885,777.3711.62%
International Fixed Income5,674.7594,173.646.03%
Commodities ETFs34,832.32128,250.8127.16%
Asset Allocation405.919,876.394.11%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
MLPOCredit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN11.58%3,63616.53
USVETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN10.63%1,7633.56
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF8.67%703,599156.30
SILJETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF7.91%4,607,887290.29
GOAUU.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF6.79%326,326101.69
GOEXGlobal X Gold Explorers ETF6.74%131,52549.89
GERMETFMG Treatments Testing and Advancements ETF6.55%455,23528.31
SILGlobal X Silver Miners ETF6.45%2,582,842714.56
SGDJSprott Junior Gold Miners ETF6.40%99,74981.92
SGDMSprott Gold Miners ETF6.36%220,721272.00


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VXXiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN118.65%0.84%831.88
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF118.02%0.60%231.63
XVZiPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN93.93%-1.22%7.59
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF89.50%0.89%60.19
VXZiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN88.98%0.89%30.19
CLIXProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF71.89%2.68%214.84
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF71.42%4.59%1,551.37
ARKWARK Next Generation Internet ETF67.82%3.79%1,745.87
WCLDWisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund66.58%3.88%556.58
ARKKARK Innovation ETF62.00%3.82%5,723.03


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.