Strong ETF Inflows For 1st Week Of 2020

January 10, 2020

ETFs kicked off 2020 with strong inflows, continuing where they left off in 2019. After registered net inflows of $326.3 billion last year—the second-largest annual haul ever—ETF picked up $15.1 billion during the first full week of the new year.

After six trading sessions, year-to-date inflows now stand at $21.7 billion, compared to $12.7 billion at the same time last year.

US Equities Leading

Unlike last year, when U.S. fixed income ETFs managed to attract more assets than U.S. equity ETFs, stocks are in the lead early in 2020. U.S. equities had net inflows of $5.3 billion this week and $11.2 billion year-to-date.

But U.S. fixed income ETFs aren’t slouching. They had respectable inflows of $5.2 billion for the week and $5.8 billion for the year.

A solid start to the year for U.S. stocks, with the S&P 500 up about 1.3% so far, is keeping investors interested in equities. At the same time, geopolitical factors have given safe-haven bonds a bid. The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield dipped from 1.92% to 1.82% since the start of the year (bond yields and prices move inversely).

Sector ETFs In Vogue

Looking at individual ETFs, a handful of sector ETFs topped the weekly inflows list. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI), the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) each made the weekly top 10.

On the other hand, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) topped the weekly outflows list.

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
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund 1,774.31 12,447.15 14.25%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 1,476.55 140,523.39 1.05%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 983.87 25,347.46 3.88%
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 979.07 30,845.65 3.17%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund 885.08 15,320.77 5.78%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 735.36 89,767.03 0.82%
MBB iShares MBS ETF 670.94 21,815.86 3.08%
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 660.77 2,066.18 31.98%
XLC Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 574.63 7,546.19 7.61%
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF 563.16 49,142.95 1.15%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -1,105.28 313,105.58 -0.35%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -812.52 16,571.00 -4.90%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -665.44 44,564.01 -1.49%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -644.33 47,646.61 -1.35%
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF -541.19 4,450.88 -12.16%
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF -503.40 48,125.91 -1.05%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -437.13 202,334.24 -0.22%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF -422.59 42,082.33 -1.00%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -411.19 34,595.29 -1.19%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -387.89 17,318.09 -2.24%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 5,322.44 2,556,258.22 0.21%
International Equity 4,106.41 897,307.01 0.46%
U.S. Fixed Income 5,193.88 764,324.07 0.68%
International Fixed Income 689.39 91,330.54 0.75%
Commodities ETFs -196.59 83,952.16 -0.23%
Currency 18.63 1,370.86 1.36%
Leveraged 48.62 40,427.59 0.12%
Inverse -108.23 11,335.63 -0.95%
Asset Allocation 24.46 10,768.39 0.23%
Alternatives 34.95 4,557.90 0.77%
Total: 15,133.95 4,461,632.36 0.34%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 11,234.68 2,556,258.22 0.44%
International Equity 4,107.43 897,307.01 0.46%
U.S. Fixed Income 5,768.79 764,324.07 0.75%
International Fixed Income 806.63 91,330.54 0.88%
Commodities ETFs -131.60 83,952.16 -0.16%
Currency 5.93 1,370.86 0.43%
Leveraged -56.86 40,427.59 -0.14%
Inverse -97.56 11,335.63 -0.86%
Asset Allocation 31.15 10,768.39 0.29%
Alternatives 34.03 4,557.90 0.75%
Total: 21,702.63 4,461,632.36 0.49%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
SSPY Syntax Stratified LargeCap ETF 63,389 382,156 602.87%
DVEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend 21,560 87,553 406.09%
COMT iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF 336,789 1,298,260 385.48%
AADR AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF 17,287 70,068 405.32%
PEZ Invesco DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF 20,727 116,748 563.26%
VNQI Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF 525,185 1,543,326 293.86%
DGRS WisdomTree U.S. Smallcap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 14,376 33,191 230.88%
EEB Invesco BRIC ETF 6,517 15,712 241.10%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN 80 458 574.51%
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 130,395 285,700 219.10%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
NGE Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF 6.80% 225,848 43.80
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 6.07% 218,965 331.67
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 4.64% 22,846 1.36
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 4.31% 1,162,932 1,951.20
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 4.08% 946,111 451.14
CNCR Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF 3.94% 68,370 39.79
BUG Global X Cybersecurity ETF 3.72% 71,003 2.61
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 3.52% 617,675 484.05
FNGS MicroSectors FANG+ ETN 3.39% 16,604 57.88
WCLD WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund 3.14% 26,725 15.49

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
NGE Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF 9.72% 6.80% 43.80
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 8.62% 6.07% 331.67
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF 8.59% 2.09% 2,128.76
CHIC Global X MSCI China Communication Services ETF 8.47% 2.12% 23.36
PGJ Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF 7.60% 1.36% 205.94
CQQQ Invesco China Technology ETF 7.55% 1.96% 607.16
OGIG O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF 6.86% 2.84% 48.17
XITK SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF 6.65% 3.00% 65.80
WCLD WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund 6.54% 3.14% 15.49
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 6.41% 4.08% 451.14

 

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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