ETF Inflows Stay Ahead Of Last Year's Pace

December 13, 2019

Inflows for U.S.-listed ETFs stayed ahead of last year's pace after investors plowed another $9.3 billion into the space this week. A fresh record high in the U.S. stock market certainly helped. The S&P 500 extended its year-to-date gains to nearly 28% after the U.S. and China struck a "phase one" trade deal.

Unsurprisingly, U.S. equity ETFs took in the bulk of this week's inflows. A little over $6.1 billion flowed into the segment, with $1.8 billion each heading into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ).

Meanwhile, U.S. fixed income ETFs remained in demand, even though interest rates ticked up slightly (bond prices and rates move inversely). That segment took in $2.6 billion, led by the $600 million of inflows for the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).

Year-to-date net inflows for all ETFs now stand at $290 billion, compared to $278 billion at this same time last year.

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
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 1,790.78 293,728.65 0.61%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 1,747.34 83,814.60 2.08%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 947.28 198,330.73 0.48%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 790.22 47,357.60 1.67%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 596.45 67,950.55 0.88%
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 424.84 10,762.77 3.95%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF 387.09 5,659.88 6.84%
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 386.21 47,983.99 0.80%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 326.02 26,684.97 1.22%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 285.42 62,422.11 0.46%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF -1,142.84 126,991.97 -0.90%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -638.81 34,471.25 -1.85%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund -441.26 14,116.18 -3.13%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -352.73 14,225.95 -2.48%
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF -343.96 52,208.53 -0.66%
EWQ iShares MSCI France ETF -315.12 816.72 -38.58%
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF -275.02 4,741.57 -5.80%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -260.07 18,878.49 -1.38%
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF -239.56 47,346.66 -0.51%
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF -238.98 1,866.57 -12.80%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 6,144.38 2,467,211.98 0.25%
International Equity 701.48 863,653.53 0.08%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,594.44 752,276.36 0.34%
International Fixed Income 318.94 88,408.26 0.36%
Commodities ETFs -161.36 78,235.85 -0.21%
Currency -20.21 1,367.96 -1.48%
Leveraged -9.11 37,761.99 -0.02%
Inverse -51.66 12,131.00 -0.43%
Asset Allocation -147.52 10,498.87 -1.41%
Alternatives -113.51 4,622.02 -2.46%
Total: 9,255.87 4,316,167.81 0.21%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 118,849.13 2,467,211.98 4.82%
International Equity 18,946.99 863,653.53 2.19%
U.S. Fixed Income 125,926.27 752,276.36 16.74%
International Fixed Income 18,673.45 88,408.26 21.12%
Commodities ETFs 7,605.16 78,235.85 9.72%
Currency -428.09 1,367.96 -31.29%
Leveraged -7,182.36 37,761.99 -19.02%
Inverse 5,638.60 12,131.00 46.48%
Asset Allocation 429.81 10,498.87 4.09%
Alternatives 1,074.07 4,622.02 23.24%
Total: 289,533.04 4,316,167.81 6.71%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
JPMF JPMorgan Managed Futures Strategy ETF 41,705 231,340 554.71%
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 23,351 76,808 328.93%
PJAN Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - January 6,123 20,381 332.85%
COPX Global X Copper Miners ETF 81,024 231,205 285.35%
HAP VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF 10,203 30,145 295.44%
FNGS MicroSectors FANG+ ETN 681 1,513 222.01%
CGW Invesco S&P Global Water Index ETF 67,364 141,980 210.76%
PHO Invesco Water Resources ETF 78,191 187,908 240.32%
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Wtd ETF 62,077 236,062 380.27%
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 10,974 25,195 229.59%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 9.04% 332,918 69.11
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 7.26% 180,560 32.15
MLPG ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN 7.23% 5,759 4.40
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 6.17% 2,826,385 301.05
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 6.09% 1,217 301.05
MLPY Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN 5.55% 6,262 301.05
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 5.55% 152,536,451 7,699.49
LD iPath Bloomberg Lead Subindex Total Return ETN 5.40% 43,060 0.52
MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN 5.29% 8,920,542 808.80
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 5.07% 53,528 7.34

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 60.86% 1.86% 1,455.86
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 59.41% 0.80% 409.31
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 59.06% 1.80% 433.09
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF 58.31% 2.01% 2,273.44
FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF 56.85% 2.64% 41.25
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 56.78% 7.26% 32.15
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 53.95% 1.82% 301.69
INR Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN 51.99% -9.97% 0.49
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF 51.85% 1.81% 216.82
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 51.03% 0.35% 194.57

 

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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