2019 ETF Inflows Near $200B

September 27, 2019

ETF flows for the week ending Thursday, Sept. 26, reflected the choppiness of markets in the wake of President Trump’s impeachment proceedings that seem to be building speed.

While Tuesday and Wednesday saw daily inflows of nearly $7 billion, that wasn’t enough to push weekly new assets into positive territory. U.S.-listed ETFs saw net outflows a scant $92 million. However, there have only been a few times this year where were flows were negative.

For the year, ETFs have attracted nearly $197 billion so far in new assets, roughly the same amount as last year, which registered a record year for new ETF assets. Also for the year, U.S. fixed income ETFs have widened their lead over U.S. equity ETFs for inflows, $97 billion to $82 billion, respectively.

No Standouts In Weekly Flows

Top inflows were spread out among equity, fixed income and gold ETFs. The Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX) topped the leader board, with $2.3 billion, followed by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), with $2.1 billion. The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) continued to see demand, adding $2 billion on to its $45.5 billion in assets under management.

Outflows also showed no real standouts or trends. Vanguard and Schwab equity ETFs dominated the outflows, as some investors seem more skittish about equities going forward.

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
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 2,289.91 22,918.27 9.99%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 2,110.59 276,281.26 0.76%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF 2,095.94 18,612.63 11.26%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 2,005.70 45,449.45 4.41%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 1,383.29 18,498.55 7.48%
IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1,074.72 8,935.00 12.03%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 958.70 76,070.81 1.26%
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF 596.61 34,811.67 1.71%
FLCB Franklin Liberty U.S. Core Bond ETF 437.74 537.14 81.49%
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 315.84 10,184.91 3.10%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -2,255.13 21,404.03 -10.54%
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF -1,991.81 27,252.92 -7.31%
VUG Vanguard Growth ETF -1,462.92 42,012.31 -3.48%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust -1,053.11 21,589.19 -4.88%
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -969.31 21,736.19 -4.46%
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF -922.59 25,262.41 -3.65%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -844.65 186,800.73 -0.45%
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF -777.72 8,302.53 -9.37%
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF -728.44 6,361.00 -11.45%
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF -701.97 8,162.93 -8.60%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -9,612.74 2,318,810.31 -0.41%
International Equity -396.69 800,275.71 -0.05%
U.S. Fixed Income 4,788.75 726,383.78 0.66%
International Fixed Income 2,539.85 84,058.21 3.02%
Commodities  2,265.77 82,643.02 2.74%
Currency 17.51 1,486.36 1.18%
Leveraged 209.07 35,564.67 0.59%
Inverse 6.72 12,405.01 0.05%
Asset Allocation 37.11 10,177.01 0.36%
Alternatives 51.73 4,758.69 1.09%
Total: -92.92 4,076,562.78 -0.00%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 81,879.96 2,318,810.31 3.53%
International Equity -3,644.87 800,275.71 -0.46%
U.S. Fixed Income 97,525.19 726,383.78 13.43%
International Fixed Income 14,000.14 84,058.21 16.66%
Commodities  8,762.07 82,643.02 10.60%
Currency -303.19 1,486.36 -20.40%
Leveraged -7,349.90 35,564.67 -20.67%
Inverse 4,915.56 12,405.01 39.63%
Asset Allocation 262.52 10,177.01 2.58%
Alternatives 829.09 4,758.69 17.42%
Total: 196,876.57 4,076,562.78 4.83%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average

SPMB

SPDR Portfolio Mortgage Backed Bond ETF

386,910

2,741,023

708.44%

ARCM Arrow Reserve Capital Management ETF 1,623 10,401 640.80%
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex U.S. Comprehensive Factor ETF 13,799 59,474 431.01%
IXJ iShares Global Healthcare ETF 195,931 659,537 336.62%

IFGL

iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF

56,828

181,315

319.06%

JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 4,472 13,711 306.61%
UCON First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF 93,752 243,673 259.91%
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 184,084 492,890 267.75%
IPO Renaissance IPO ETF 49,039 151,137 308.20%
LEMB iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF 202,046 390,470 193.26%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 5.11% 19,159 19.97
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 4.79% 11,077 8.34
TUR iShares MSCI Turkey ETF 4.25% 1,663,781 327.73
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 4.22% 143,422 10.13
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 4.15% 1,552 10.13
EVIX VelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN 3.99% 6,006 2.15
INR Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN 3.37% 37,291 1.03
INFR Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF 3.31% 5,083 21.87
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 3.04% 217,060 72.52
FLSA Franklin FTSE Saudi Arabia ETF 1.95% 10,958 2.55

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
INR Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN 110.42% 3.37% 1.03
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 68.89% -2.49% 464.37
JJN iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN 63.66% -0.52% 8.85
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 44.06% -2.14% 206.31
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 43.87% 0.56% 342.67
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF 43.34% -0.04% 329.24
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 43.31% 0.97% 1,298.38
GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 42.93% -0.38% 35.09
CNRG SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF 42.21% -1.54% 9.09
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF 40.48% -1.20% 89.38

 

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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