Weekly ETF Inflows Total $3.4B

August 23, 2019

Fixed income ETFs continued to gather assets this week, helping to push overall ETF flows into positive territory. On net, investors added $3.4 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Aug. 22, according to FactSet.

About $4.1 billion went into U.S. fixed income ETFs, and $603 million went into international fixed income ETFs. On the flip side, $631 million came out of U.S. equity ETFs and $1.7 billion came out of international equity ETFs.

Year-to-date net inflows for all ETFs now stand at $140.5 billion, behind last year’s $163.1 billion pace.

‘GLD’ Picks Up Assets

Bond prices remained well-supported this week, keeping yields at historically low levels. The Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP), the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF (VTIP) and the iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (GOVT) were among the fixed income flows winners of the week.

Also benefiting from the economic uncertainty and low yields around the world was the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). It took in $510 million of fresh cash as gold prices remained at six-year highs above $1,500/oz.

Outflows Of $375M For ‘EEM’

Meanwhile, on the outflows side, U.S. equity ETF giants like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV) were at or near the top of the list.

International equity ETFs also fared poorly, with the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) and the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) facing the largest outflows of the week.

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

 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 519.37 7,598.87 6.83%
VTIP Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF 510.92 6,828.82 7.48%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 509.86 41,306.24 1.23%
GOVT iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF 349.59 13,239.87 2.64%
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 339.64 21,983.15 1.55%
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF 335.43 32,783.65 1.02%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund 319.92 13,466.99 2.38%
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF 309.38 2,016.73 15.34%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 300.01 117,882.46 0.25%
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 280.59 17,279.85 1.62%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -1,376.48 261,361.21 -0.53%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust -518.88 73,460.31 -0.71%
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -506.35 9,688.35 -5.23%
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF -471.05 12,224.89 -3.85%
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF -374.64 25,026.11 -1.50%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -280.97 17,228.19 -1.63%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -238.66 12,117.65 -1.97%
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF -227.76 11,352.26 -2.01%
FXI iShares China Large-Cap ETF -207.05 4,525.15 -4.58%
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -186.15 22,584.08 -0.82%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -631.65 2,235,584.25 -0.03%
International Equity -1,690.47 783,435.02 -0.22%
U.S. Fixed Income 4,088.61 709,968.26 0.58%
International Fixed Income 603.45 80,701.20 0.75%
Commodities  764.90 76,838.03 1.00%
Currency 35.31 1,483.26 2.38%
Leveraged 5.51 36,349.81 0.02%
Inverse 203.41 12,353.52 1.65%
Asset Allocation -30.93 9,837.50 -0.31%
Alternatives 46.29 4,434.35 1.04%
Total: 3,394.44 3,950,985.21 0.09%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 47,777.10 2,235,584.25 2.14%
International Equity -1,467.79 783,435.02 -0.19%
U.S. Fixed Income 80,205.78 709,968.26 11.30%
International Fixed Income 10,506.07 80,701.20 13.02%
Commodities ETFs 4,460.59 76,838.03 5.81%
Currency -304.90 1,483.26 -20.56%
Leveraged -5,410.63 36,349.81 -14.88%
Inverse 4,179.75 12,353.52 33.83%
Asset Allocation 20.26 9,837.50 0.21%
Alternatives 511.48 4,434.35 11.53%
Total: 140,477.69 3,950,985.21 3.56%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
CUT Invesco MSCI Global Timber ETF 42,734 225,663 528.06%
USFR WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund 1,130,684 5,266,021 465.74%
IQDE FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index ETF 16,358 76,740 469.11%
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 769,541 2,536,353 329.59%
NUEM Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 4,700 18,010 383.15%
JPHF JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF 72,769 191,267 262.84%
IMFP Invesco Multi-Factor Core Plus Fixed Income ETF 522 1,884 360.87%
JMIN JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 55,977 347,534 620.85%
JVAL JPMorgan U.S. Value Factor ETF 2,328 5,214 223.95%
UEVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI Emerging Markets Value Momentum ETF 5,180 10,211 197.11%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PAK Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF 7.62% 286,781 32.88
CHIH Global X MSCI China Health Care ETF 6.84% 1,749 1.61
FDNI First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF 6.53% 3,233 4.44
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 6.41% 1,332,385 469.66
GREK Global X MSCI Greece ETF 5.69% 1,451,292 339.37
CHNA Loncar China BioPharma ETF 5.17% 56,545 5.05
XBUY Amplify International Online Retail ETF 4.79% 5,384 2.67
SEA Invesco Shipping ETF 4.75% 157,532 43.27
FCA First Trust China AlphaDEX Fund 4.72% 1,572 9.73
CHIK Global X MSCI China Information Technology ETF 4.68% 2,585 2.48

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 71.00% 6.41% 469.66
PTF Invesco DWA Technology Momentum ETF 52.48% 3.28% 284.74
JJN iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN 48.43% -1.96% 8.37
GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 44.87% 2.29% 25.50
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF 43.28% 1.23% 296.30
SGDM Sprott Gold Miners ETF 41.88% 1.39% 192.36
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 40.91% 1.97% 181.76
CHIS Global X MSCI China Consumer Staples ETF 40.61% 3.19% 2.06
IPAY ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF 39.80% 2.43% 850.86
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 39.77% 1.60% 329.64

 

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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