Treasury ETFs Power Weekly Inflows

'IEF' and 'TLT' had the largest inflows of all U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Jan. 3.

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

Treasury bond ETFs were in favor during the week ending Thursday, Jan. 3—a period that encompassed the end of 2018 and the start of 2019. For the full rundown of flows for 2018, see our recent article.


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF1,533.5811,866.7612.92%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF1,495.779,943.9415.04%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF1,368.3094,967.721.44%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,212.91149,847.970.81%
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund1,094.7024,042.554.55%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF764.1613,012.315.87%
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF725.171,325.5454.71%
ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETF688.7010,937.256.30%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF615.9157,348.281.07%
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF600.637,508.508.00%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-8,789.54239,062.84-3.68%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-1,779.9540,064.34-4.44%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-1,431.9460,816.77-2.35%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-443.1117,659.75-2.51%
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-428.9226,843.64-1.60%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund-277.1811,706.48-2.37%
SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF-272.95674.76-40.45%
KRESPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF-241.032,888.14-8.35%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-237.853,674.38-6.47%
XBISPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF-229.403,635.99-6.31%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-1,446.651,885,326.57-0.08%
International Equity2,559.52733,429.250.35%
U.S. Fixed Income8,261.14597,195.071.38%
International Fixed Income408.0365,500.060.62%
Commodities 550.1463,255.730.87%
Asset Allocation184.529,438.741.95%

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-4,050.551,885,326.57-0.21%
International Equity1,865.92733,429.250.25%
U.S. Fixed Income5,352.63597,195.070.90%
International Fixed Income212.1665,500.060.32%
Commodities 422.6863,255.730.67%
Asset Allocation71.069,438.740.75%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
ITESPDR Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF679,3614,597,586676.75%
PWSPacer WealthShield ETF67,448423,777628.30%
SPTLSPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF1,147,9456,418,522559.13%
ARCMArrow Reserve Capital Management ETF4543,139691.30%
JHMTJohn Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF10,51445,318431.04%
EQWLInvesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF6,27925,049398.93%
PPLCPortfolioPlus S&P 500 ETF15,27963,960418.61%
EPSWisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund118,075721,487611.04%
ENTRERShares Entrepreneur 30 ETF6,62019,690297.45%
PWZInvesco California AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF93,610254,897272.30%


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.