US ETFs Fuel $8.5B Weekly Inflows

July 13, 2018

New highs in the U.S. stock market encouraged investors to put money to work in ETFs this week. On net, $8.5 billion entered U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, July 12, according to the latest data from FactSet. That pushed year-to-date inflows up to $131.2 billion.

During the period, the small-cap Russell 2000 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite notched record highs. At the same time, the S&P 500 touched a five-month high.

Eyeing the rally in stocks, investors added $4.4 billion of fresh money into U.S. equity ETFs, including $918 million into the Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (SCHX) and nearly $500 million into the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ).

Fixed Income ETFs Continue To Roll 

Yet, as solid as the inflows for U.S. equity ETFs were this week, they were once again outpaced by inflows into U.S. fixed income ETFs. The latter segment took in $4.5 billion thanks to strong interest in funds like the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) and the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK).

For a second week in a row, the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield was little changed near 2.83%. Meanwhile, the 2-year Treasury yield edged up by 3 basis points to 2.58%. The spread between the two narrowed to about 25 basis points, an 11-year low.

For a full list of the week's top inflows and outflows, see the tables below:

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 1,360.37 15,831.15 9.40%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 928.02 264,954.33 0.35%
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 918.37 13,902.27 7.07%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 620.05 34,070.75 1.85%
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund 573.64 16,287.02 3.65%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 496.13 9,508.24 5.51%
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF 495.57 32,259.70 1.56%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 483.91 67,707.69 0.72%
NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF 450.76 4,375.38 11.49%
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 411.69 2,274.04 22.11%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -1,083.88 47,364.22 -2.24%
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF -542.75 20,076.22 -2.63%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF -363.40 59,954.05 -0.60%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -329.65 7,540.81 -4.19%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -320.87 31,989.63 -0.99%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -257.27 17,940.14 -1.41%
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF -256.60 10,336.71 -2.42%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -240.03 151,587.88 -0.16%
CIU iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF -239.05 6,606.56 -3.49%
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Momentum Factor ETF -212.14 9,210.34 -2.25%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 4,441.46 2,044,105.31 0.22%
International Equity -831.80 789,788.91 -0.11%
U.S. Fixed Income 4,524.10 559,808.72 0.81%
International Fixed Income 317.84 62,464.98 0.51%
Commodities ETFs -260.61 64,100.60 -0.41%
Currency -12.56 1,198.84 -1.05%
Leveraged -186.79 36,754.53 -0.51%
Inverse 248.33 13,089.19 1.90%
Asset Allocation 53.02 9,320.87 0.57%
Alternatives 240.69 4,466.64 5.39%
Total: 8,533.68 3,585,098.59 0.24%

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 40,879.16 2,044,105.31 2.00%
International Equity 29,726.45 789,788.91 3.76%
U.S. Fixed Income 47,222.31 559,808.72 8.44%
International Fixed Income 6,112.67 62,464.98 9.79%
Commodities ETFs 1,016.91 64,100.60 1.59%
Currency 1.75 1,198.84 0.15%
Leveraged 2,714.00 36,754.53 7.38%
Inverse 2,730.17 13,089.19 20.86%
Asset Allocation 605.63 9,320.87 6.50%
Alternatives 143.62 4,466.64 3.22%
Total: 131,152.67 3,585,098.59 3.66%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
KFYP KraneShares Zacks New China ETF 6.69% 1,020 3.27
REMX VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF 5.02% 199,368 156.42
SCIN Columbia India Small Cap ETF 4.32% 16,857 22.03
CHIM Global X China Materials ETF 4.06% 4,626 3.65
CNXT VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF 3.98% 22,776 22.64
HILO Columbia EM Quality Dividend ETF 3.72% 3,688 9.34
ASHX Xtrackers MSCI China A Inclusion Equity ETF 3.70% 541,346 11.79
KSA iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF 3.69% 206,224 278.84
FLRU Franklin FTSE Russia ETF 3.65% 5,366 7.08
OIH VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF 3.59% 25,403,180 1,515.17

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VMAX REX VolMAXX Long VIX Futures Strategy ETF 51.55% -6.62% 2.62
PSCH Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF 37.05% 0.12% 842.31
XWEB SPDR S&P Internet ETF 35.94% -0.97% 45.33
FDN First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund 32.94% 0.35% 9,356.62
OILX ETRACS S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN 31.99% 0.00% 16.41
CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF 30.20% 0.00% 61.57
XITK SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF 29.81% 0.70% 44.39
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 29.67% 0.71% 37.38
IBUY Amplify Online Retail 29.11% -0.59% 494.99
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF 29.03% -0.13% 226.86

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.

 

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