ETFs See Record $52B Inflows

December 20, 2019

The ETF industry is certainly having a happy holiday, with impressive inflows of nearly $52 billion for the week ended Thursday, Dec. 19—the largest weekly inflow on record. The amount brings the year-to-date total to $342 billion, pushing well past where the total inflows stood at the same time last year ($305 billion). Total assets for U.S.-listed ETFs now stand at $4.4 trillion, roughly $1 trillion more than where the AUM were at this time last year.

In March 2018, there was a week where U.S.-listed ETFs saw $45 billion in inflows, but this past week far surpassed that amount.

Interestingly, the iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF (IVW) and iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) were at the top in terms of flows, almost exactly where they were at this time last year, when both funds pulled in more than $2 billion. This year, IVE gained $4.3 billion while IVG packed on $3.3 billion.

Although the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) didn’t make the top 10, its lower-cost clone, the Vanguard 500 ETF (VOO), ranked at No. 5 for flows, pulling in $1.4 billion, closely followed by the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG), which gained nearly as much.

Looking at the top 10 ETFs for inflows during the week, large-cap growth and value funds as well as emerging markets ETFs dominated other ETFs. U.S. equity ETFs gained $36.5 billion overall, followed by international equity, which added $9 billion.

Meanwhile, two sector funds topped the outflows list, with the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) losing $834.3 million and $557.8 million, respectively. And although VOO gained more than $1 billion, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) was the fourth-biggest loser, bleeding $320 million. Other funds in the top 10 for outflows included Treasury ETFs and other sector funds.

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
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 4,269.68 21,915.57 19.48%
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF 3,287.57 27,767.77 11.84%
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 1,646.32 8,500.39 19.37%
RPG Invesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF 1,638.71 4,355.07 37.63%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 1,447.53 130,497.12 1.11%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 1,411.26 60,985.88 2.31%
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 1,336.83 6,072.65 22.01%
IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 1,206.23 7,930.15 15.21%
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 1,198.81 7,805.00 15.36%
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 1,062.87 29,196.32 3.64%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -834.27 26,372.86 -3.16%
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -557.83 10,514.36 -5.31%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -486.32 17,916.50 -2.71%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -320.47 199,945.03 -0.16%
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF -273.88 11,770.19 -2.33%
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund -239.10 11,012.80 -2.17%
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -221.04 20,448.64 -1.08%
GUNR FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund -220.37 5,493.61 -4.01%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -152.57 17,585.35 -0.87%
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund -152.24 25,840.76 -0.59%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 36,546.72 2,536,499.59 1.44%
International Equity 9,078.41 886,076.47 1.02%
U.S. Fixed Income 4,722.17 753,707.34 0.63%
International Fixed Income 1,070.28 89,744.10 1.19%
Commodities ETFs -29.21 78,872.38 -0.04%
Currency -7.03 1,354.24 -0.52%
Leveraged 88.32 39,108.55 0.23%
Inverse 104.06 11,860.46 0.88%
Asset Allocation 50.68 10,654.43 0.48%
Alternatives 75.37 4,559.30 1.65%
Total: 51,699.76 4,412,436.87 1.17%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 155,522.38 2,536,499.59 6.13%
International Equity 28,016.06 886,076.47 3.16%
U.S. Fixed Income 131,735.30 753,707.34 17.48%
International Fixed Income 19,743.73 89,744.10 22.00%
Commodities ETFs 7,580.40 78,872.38 9.61%
Currency -443.12 1,354.24 -32.72%
Leveraged -7,085.44 39,108.55 -18.12%
Inverse 5,473.02 11,860.46 46.15%
Asset Allocation 480.50 10,654.43 4.51%
Alternatives 1,153.13 4,559.30 25.29%
Total: 342,175.95 4,412,436.87 7.75%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
FLBR Franklin FTSE Brazil ETF 79,438 529,128 666.09%
BCM iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN 4,995 22,761 455.71%
AWTM Aware Ultra-Short Duration Enhanced Income ETF 33,395 174,467 522.43%
SPGM SPDR Portfolio MSCI Global Stock Market ETF 22,424 100,770 449.39%
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Wtd ETF 5,676 34,570 609.08%
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 15,596 63,113 404.67%
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 13,733 53,693 390.99%
JPGE JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF 9,245 32,947 356.37%
BWZ SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF 58,812 253,993 431.88%
HAUZ Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF 46,101 117,284 254.40%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 7.45% 200,841 27.80
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 7.35% 1,979,965 89.35
PXE Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF 6.29% 109,871 27.05
MLPY Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income Index ETN 6.26% 11,115 27.05
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 6.20% 119,780,068 2,408.72
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 6.07% 3,108,514 315.41
MLPG ETRACS Alerian Natural Gas MLP ETN 5.79% 5,856 4.59
EWSC Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight ETF 5.51% 9,135 34.44
DWAQ Invesco DWA NASDAQ Momentum ETF 5.50% 7,080 50.31
PPLN J.P. Morgan Cushing 30 MLP Index ETN 5.34% 2,960 4.63

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 65.01% 2.36% 437.48
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 63.08% 1.76% 516.83
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 62.84% 1.04% 1,586.29
SOXX iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF 61.04% 1.36% 2,319.42
FTXL First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF 60.88% 1.38% 42.49
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 60.52% 1.71% 36.80
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 56.87% 3.55% 210.11
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 53.06% -0.73% 305.44
INR Market Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN 51.99% 0.00% 0.49
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF 51.66% -0.70% 224.98

 

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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