'SLV' Powers Weekly Inflows

Year-to-date inflows now stand at $81.1 billion. 

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

Nearly $15.6 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs this week thanks to strong interest in the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) and the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK).

In particular, SLV became the target of another Reddit-fueled pump earlier this week, but though the ETF saw hefty inflows, the price of the fund hardly budged. SLV took the No. 2 position on the weekly inflows list, with creations of $2.6 billion.

At the asset class level, international equity ETFs continued to be the hottest part of the ETF market. Those funds picked up $5.7 billion of new money collectively during the week. U.S. fixed income ETFs followed closely behind, with a pick up of $5.3 billion.

Investors continued adding to their fixed income positions despite an uptick in Treasury yields (bond prices and yields move inversely). The 30-year Treasury reached 1.99% on Friday, the highest level in about a year.

On the other hand, there wasn't a whole lot of demand for U.S. equity ETFs this week, even with the S&P 500 notching a fresh record high. That group registered inflows of $214 million during the period.

Year-to-date, U.S.-listed ETF inflows now stand at $81.1 billion, compared to $73.1 billion 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
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF8,476.41191,976.954.42%
SLViShares Silver Trust2,575.8517,670.2914.58%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF2,472.2623,664.4810.45%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF937.924,847.0019.35%
ARKKARK Innovation ETF814.4624,845.983.28%
BBAXJPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia ex-Japan ETF763.833,497.5021.84%
IJJiShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF739.326,912.4110.70%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF610.7870,419.800.87%
BBEUJPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF562.474,166.3813.50%
JPHYJPMorgan High Yield Research Enhanced ETF522.401,550.6133.69%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-4,033.07324,689.27-1.24%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-1,579.8462,828.93-2.51%
SDYSPDR S&P Dividend ETF-1,365.3217,046.53-8.01%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-1,124.3750,517.21-2.23%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF-1,026.86240,571.55-0.43%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-882.9425,010.39-3.53%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-829.43155,660.63-0.53%
IJRiShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF-801.9661,679.53-1.30%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund-682.4111,405.61-5.98%
IJHiShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF-595.1355,447.09-1.07%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity213.693,209,353.400.01%
International Equity5,656.931,143,519.470.49%
U.S. Fixed Income5,259.00982,569.880.54%
International Fixed Income1,359.15128,090.521.06%
Asset Allocation61.2813,896.330.44%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity11,959.033,209,353.400.37%
International Equity40,315.171,143,519.473.53%
U.S. Fixed Income19,043.51982,569.881.94%
International Fixed Income5,201.28128,090.524.06%
Asset Allocation430.6513,896.333.10%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
POTXGlobal X Cannabis ETF25.86%2,366,116115.43
CNBSAmplify Seymour Cannabis ETF22.44%936,78272.98
THCXThe Cannabis ETF22.34%1,285,661111.99
MJETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF22.31%13,573,6361,763.40
YOLOAdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF19.46%3,177,647335.85
TOKECambria Cannabis ETF18.33%131,61031.49
MSOSAdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF12.85%4,621,066711.91
FUEELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN12.43%9,9120.63
URNMNorth Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF11.38%240,48863.45
INDFNifty India Financials ETF11.27%37,4693.33


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VFINSimplify Volt Fintech Disruption ETF7,130.97%3.36%3.65
POTXGlobal X Cannabis ETF84.34%25.86%115.43
CNBSAmplify Seymour Cannabis ETF64.18%22.44%72.98
THCXThe Cannabis ETF63.84%22.34%111.99
MJETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF62.37%22.31%1,763.40
YOLOAdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF48.06%19.46%335.85
TOKECambria Cannabis ETF44.58%18.33%31.49
FUEELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN43.92%12.43%0.63
PRNT3D Printing ETF37.91%9.29%369.40
MOONDirexion Moonshot Innovators ETF34.76%8.36%78.03


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 etf.com, 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 etf.com, 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 etf.com, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of etf.com’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, etf.com’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.