$10B Weekly Inflows As Stocks Near Highs

August 10, 2018

The U.S. stock market challenged its all-time highs this week, prompting investors to add a cool $10.3 billion to ETFs. U.S. equity ETFs garnered net inflows of $8.5 billion, while international equity ETFs picked up $1.2 billion, according to the latest data from FactSet.

The data, which measure the week ending Thursday, Aug. 9, also showed a $749 million net inflow for U.S. fixed-income ETFs.

For 2018 as a whole, net inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs now total $155.6 billion. For context, inflows totaled $285.1 billion during the same period in 2017, a record year for flows that was juiced by the fiduciary rule and an ever-climbing stock market.

Inflows For ‘IVV’ As S&P Nears Record

The usual suspects topped the inflows list for the week, such as the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

The S&P 500 briefly reached as high as 2,863 during the week, just a smidgen below its record level of 2,873 set in late January.

Other ETFs to make the top weekly inflows list included the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG), the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) and the Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV).

Meanwhile, the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) and the Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN) filled out the top three spots on the weekly outflows list.

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

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 1,604.52 70,757.01 2.32%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 933.13 155,858.81 0.60%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 861.36 32,708.05 2.70%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 755.75 275,422.48 0.28%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 665.90 96,906.46 0.69%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 639.66 58,981.37 1.10%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 471.67 16,346.64 2.97%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 454.01 4,710.07 10.67%
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF 358.85 25,867.92 1.41%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 286.40 49,647.03 0.58%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -437.04 34,098.92 -1.27%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -414.15 30,566.46 -1.34%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -350.88 7,524.71 -4.46%
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund -313.24 23,078.03 -1.34%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust -307.27 21,703.35 -1.40%
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF -300.83 10,769.08 -2.72%
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -278.04 23,590.84 -1.16%
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF -257.81 22,263.23 -1.14%
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -257.07 18,642.49 -1.36%
IGSB iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF -233.10 10,242.56 -2.23%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 8,468.30 2,111,684.62 0.40%
International Equity 1,222.07 805,662.19 0.15%
U.S. Fixed Income 749.03 581,555.40 0.13%
International Fixed Income -6.89 63,645.92 -0.01%
Commodities  -459.28 61,701.61 -0.74%
Currency -9.87 1,128.57 -0.87%
Leveraged 148.72 37,869.96 0.39%
Inverse 109.46 12,886.78 0.85%
Asset Allocation 0.35 9,469.12 0.00%
Alternatives 124.12 4,468.28 2.78%
Total: 10,346.02 3,690,072.44 0.28%

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 58,228.01 2,111,684.62 2.76%
International Equity 33,963.05 805,662.19 4.22%
U.S. Fixed Income 49,405.29 581,555.40 8.50%
International Fixed Income 7,367.77 63,645.92 11.58%
Commodities  267.48 61,701.61 0.43%
Currency -60.16 1,128.57 -5.33%
Leveraged 3,033.64 37,869.96 8.01%
Inverse 2,417.81 12,886.78 18.76%
Asset Allocation 640.86 9,469.12 6.77%
Alternatives 292.37 4,468.28 6.54%
Total: 155,556.12 3,690,072.44 4.22%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
XRLV Invesco S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility ETF 52,382 216,525 413.36%
BCM iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN 3,904 12,946 331.59%
EWO iShares MSCI Austria ETF 216,203 769,159 355.76%
TUZ PIMCO 1-3 Year US Treasury Index ETF 6,020 16,225 269.53%
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 8,428 20,203 239.71%
CORP PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF 51,825 135,599 261.65%
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 39,687 127,048 320.12%
ENTR ERShares Entrepreneur 30 ETF 5,609 10,211 182.05%
XMLV Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF 144,168 294,467 204.25%
MXI iShares Global Materials ETF 30,902 57,076 184.70%

 

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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