The Year’s ETF Inflows Near $80B

May 03, 2019

A brief sell-off midweek for stocks didn’t dampen investors’ appetite for ETFs. All told, investors added a solid $4.4 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, May 2, pushing year-to-date inflows to $79.4 billion—a bit below the $90.4 billion at the same time last year.

On an asset class basis, the bulk of this week’s money flowed into U.S. equity ETFs, which picked up $4.8 billion in fresh cash. That was followed by inflows of $841 million for international equity ETFs and $359 million for international fixed income ETFs.

Fed Dashes Hopes

On the other hand, U.S. fixed income ETFs registered a rare outflow of $1.4 billion as the Fed dampened hopes of an imminent rate cut at its meeting on Wednesday.

Individual ETF flows winners this week included the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (FXU) and the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI).

Conversely, the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP), the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) and the First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund (FXH) saw the largest outflows of the week.

For a full list of this week’s biggest inflows and outflows, see the tables below:

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 2,684.37 280,187.08 0.96%
FXU First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund 683.62 1,238.24 55.21%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 524.83 114,608.48 0.46%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust 478.20 22,244.09 2.15%
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 421.32 44,605.85 0.94%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 407.22 112,744.55 0.36%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 397.76 64,336.94 0.62%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund 359.28 13,786.58 2.61%
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 280.39 25,344.60 1.11%
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF 274.50 25,535.47 1.07%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -781.70 20,045.84 -3.90%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -725.71 31,960.93 -2.27%
FXH First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund -624.26 1,258.08 -49.62%
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -604.24 12,932.13 -4.67%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -564.89 42,616.00 -1.33%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -447.67 12,318.82 -3.63%
VGT Vanguard Information Technology ETF -330.73 20,788.11 -1.59%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF -288.79 4,270.51 -6.76%
MINT PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF -270.22 11,705.16 -2.31%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -268.64 16,697.24 -1.61%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 4,839.97 2,228,897.67 0.22%
International Equity 840.75 841,072.12 0.10%
U.S. Fixed Income -1,363.36 640,995.96 -0.21%
International Fixed Income 359.26 74,179.83 0.48%
Commodities  -245.65 62,113.67 -0.40%
Currency -7.18 1,474.46 -0.49%
Leveraged -82.27 38,897.52 -0.21%
Inverse -39.51 11,569.24 -0.34%
Asset Allocation 36.72 9,571.66 0.38%
Alternatives 70.31 4,883.33 1.44%
Total: 4,409.05 3,913,655.47 0.11%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 28,158.89 2,228,897.67 1.26%
International Equity 12,558.82 841,072.12 1.49%
U.S. Fixed Income 34,397.07 640,995.96 5.37%
International Fixed Income 6,559.82 74,179.83 8.84%
Commodities  -2,079.95 62,113.67 -3.35%
Currency -312.48 1,474.46 -21.19%
Leveraged -1,835.74 38,897.52 -4.72%
Inverse 2,704.49 11,569.24 23.38%
Asset Allocation -546.05 9,571.66 -5.70%
Alternatives -232.25 4,883.33 -4.76%
Total: 79,372.61 3,913,655.47 2.03%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
QMOM Alpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF 9,861 54,116 548.81%
ISDX Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 82 401 488.62%
UCI ETRACS UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index TR ETN 16,838 84,016 498.98%
USMC Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF 47,467 238,029 501.46%
USHY iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 710,366 2,445,457 344.25%
IG Principal Investment Grade Corporate Active ETF 795 2,804 352.90%
IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 3,881 12,355 318.36%
RCD Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF 6,166 19,790 320.95%
PDP Invesco DWA Momentum ETF 122,385 408,409 333.71%
QVAL Alpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Value ETF 7,960 20,334 255.45%

 

 

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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