Record Highs Fuel Weekly ETF Inflows

November 08, 2019

Fresh trade hopes lifted U.S. stocks to record highs this week, bolstering ETF assets. Following the week's gains, U.S.-listed ETF assets under management surpassed $4.2 trillion.

Price appreciation wasn't the only thing lifting ETF assets. Investors put $11.6 billion in new cash to work also. Most of it went into U.S. equity ETFs like the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ), the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO)

The S&P 500 reached a record high just below the 3,100 level on Thursday, extending its year-to-date gains to more than 25%.

Meanwhile, U.S. fixed income ETFs registered a rare outflow this week to the tune of $940 million. The benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield surged 0.25% to as high as 1.97% on Thursday, putting it at its loftiest level in three months. Bond yields and prices move inversely, so many fixed income ETFs sold off this week.

Year-to-date inflows for all U.S.-listed ETFs now stand at $237.4 billion, ahead of last year's $227.8 billion pace.

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
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 1,587.57 80,886.74 1.96%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 1,169.02 280,052.63 0.42%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 971.15 123,192.79 0.79%
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 963.91 24,684.70 3.90%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 727.94 45,269.50 1.61%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 648.23 13,712.16 4.73%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 627.31 25,083.78 2.50%
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 623.15 11,037.00 5.65%
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 531.23 23,861.99 2.23%
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF 518.51 14,937.20 3.47%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF -1,392.50 19,419.03 -7.17%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -755.08 17,539.79 -4.30%
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF -559.22 12,507.51 -4.47%
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF -536.04 25,150.51 -2.13%
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -516.38 5,221.70 -9.89%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -484.70 8,400.49 -5.77%
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF -406.03 20,045.00 -2.03%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -318.61 34,866.60 -0.91%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -267.07 13,144.03 -2.03%
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Momentum Factor ETF -238.57 8,876.53 -2.69%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 8,074.95 2,391,331.35 0.34%
International Equity 3,338.69 847,455.21 0.39%
U.S. Fixed Income -939.78 736,704.96 -0.13%
International Fixed Income 1,361.39 86,391.98 1.58%
Commodities  -40.35 81,003.74 -0.05%
Currency -60.15 1,450.35 -4.15%
Leveraged -565.90 36,976.60 -1.53%
Inverse 375.79 12,243.07 3.07%
Asset Allocation -6.73 10,501.89 -0.06%
Alternatives 86.45 4,696.95 1.84%
Total: 11,624.34 4,208,756.10 0.28%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 93,752.39 2,391,331.35 3.92%
International Equity 6,271.44 847,455.21 0.74%
U.S. Fixed Income 112,624.97 736,704.96 15.29%
International Fixed Income 16,693.84 86,391.98 19.32%
Commodities  9,177.46 81,003.74 11.33%
Currency -353.66 1,450.35 -24.38%
Leveraged -7,632.41 36,976.60 -20.64%
Inverse 5,370.80 12,243.07 43.87%
Asset Allocation 439.13 10,501.89 4.18%
Alternatives 1,007.88 4,696.95 21.46%
Total: 237,351.84 4,208,756.10 5.64%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
NRGO MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 2X Leveraged ETN 44 225 513.31%
VRP Invesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF 330,973 1,349,834 407.84%
FSTA Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF 187,898 662,839 352.77%
CHIX Global X MSCI China Financials ETF 24,988 78,566 314.42%
HYDW Xtrackers Low Beta High Yield Bond ETF 7,247 39,982 551.72%
FDIS Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF 81,340 253,098 311.16%
BWZ SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF 50,647 220,771 435.90%
SPMO Invesco S&P 500 Momentum ETF 18,342 82,549 450.05%
FSZ First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX Fund 6,391 26,181 409.67%
BICK First Trust BICK Index Fund 9,569 58,233 608.56%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF 886.34% 11,925,265 1,179.23
FHK First Trust Hong Kong AlphaDEX Fund 5.71% 1,917 3.50
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP 4.68% 15,354,329 327.96
COPX Global X Copper Miners ETF 4.46% 225,936 51.33
PAK Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF 4.20% 261,928 43.71
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 4.18% 2,201,938 83.56
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN 4.13% 26,405 3.81
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 4.06% 73,964 19.30
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 3.89% 13,255 7.57
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 3.83% 13,680 4.25

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
INR Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN 57.72% 0.00% 1.05
JJN iPath Series B Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN 53.53% -3.59% 8.84
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 52.74% 0.85% 407.38
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 52.30% 1.56% 1,423.49
FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF 51.29% 1.18% 38.59
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF 51.22% 1.60% 2,108.96
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 49.87% -0.78% 404.39
CHIS Global X MSCI China Consumer Staples ETF 48.22% 0.61% 2.15
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 46.08% -1.98% 1,247.94
FLRU Franklin FTSE Russia ETF 44.36% 0.76% 19.18

 

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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