Assets Double For This ESG ETF

January 24, 2020

U.S. equities took a breather this week as a deadly virus killed dozens in China and sickened hundreds more, sparking concerns about a wider contagion. The S&P 500 fell week-over-week for the first time this year, but investors still added a modest sum to ETFs.

On net, $7.5 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Jan. 23. Of that, $1.3 billion went into U.S. equity ETFs, $3.3 billion went into international equity ETFs, $744 million went into U.S. fixed income ETFs and $1.3 billion went into commodity ETFs. 

Year-to-date net inflows for all ETFs now stand at $42.7 billion, well ahead of last year's $4.7 billion pace.

ESG ETF's Assets Double

Headlining the top inflows list was the iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF (ESGE), which pulled in $1.2 billion this week, more than doubling its assets. ESG has been a huge theme recently and investors are clearly embracing the idea of investing based on  environmental, social and governance principles. 

Following ESGE was the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), with inflows of $1.1 billion. Gold prices rallied to recent highs above $1,570/oz on the back of coronavirus fears.

Meanwhile, the iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG) was the biggest fixed income flows winner of the week. Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury tumbled to their lowest point in nearly three months as investors plowed into safe-haven bonds (bond yields and prices move inversely). 

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
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 1,161.45 2,110.27 55.04%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1,053.87 45,068.43 2.34%
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 773.52 2,441.10 31.69%
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 713.89 80,770.22 0.88%
SHYG iShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 703.43 4,438.80 15.85%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund 694.92 14,049.65 4.95%
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund 620.85 16,055.83 3.87%
ESGU iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETF 574.70 3,262.28 17.62%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 573.63 144,210.81 0.40%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 573.39 135,568.03 0.42%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -2,884.50 315,615.35 -0.91%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust -1,762.18 91,154.36 -1.93%
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF -857.90 3,574.18 -24.00%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -748.99 10,923.10 -6.86%
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF -582.22 22,008.38 -2.65%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -572.83 46,695.60 -1.23%
BIV Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF -537.14 12,481.44 -4.30%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust -423.99 22,972.54 -1.85%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF -386.70 41,885.85 -0.92%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -353.07 19,597.08 -1.80%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,257.46 2,613,625.13 0.05%
International Equity 3,340.29 915,840.48 0.36%
U.S. Fixed Income 744.46 775,561.47 0.10%
International Fixed Income 597.68 93,230.35 0.64%
Commodities ETFs 1,315.69 84,394.43 1.56%
Currency 31.70 1,417.71 2.24%
Leveraged 71.47 42,134.01 0.17%
Inverse 20.18 11,308.22 0.18%
Asset Allocation 12.02 11,051.69 0.11%
Alternatives 116.21 4,745.71 2.45%
Total: 7,507.17 4,553,309.17 0.16%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 15,411.24 2,613,625.13 0.59%
International Equity 10,256.10 915,840.48 1.12%
U.S. Fixed Income 12,188.47 775,561.47 1.57%
International Fixed Income 2,319.00 93,230.35 2.49%
Commodities ETFs 1,388.48 84,394.43 1.65%
Currency 55.91 1,417.71 3.94%
Leveraged 433.23 42,134.01 1.03%
Inverse 141.68 11,308.22 1.25%
Asset Allocation 220.74 11,051.69 2.00%
Alternatives 293.90 4,745.71 6.19%
Total: 42,708.74 4,553,309.17 0.94%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
PKW Invesco BuyBack Achievers ETF 147,186 764,042 519.10%
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 539,028 2,446,162 453.81%
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 24,888 127,961 514.15%
FNGO MicroSectors FANG+ Index 2X Leveraged ETN 5,595 15,547 277.87%
IRBO iShares Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Multisector ETF 31,308 107,428 343.13%
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 48,323 107,253 221.95%
HTRB Hartford Total Return Bond ETF 40,348 76,227 188.92%
IVOL Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF 14,369 31,957 222.41%
ITM VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index ETF 257,095 604,638 235.18%
JETS US Global Jets ETF 19,497 54,981 281.99%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PMOM Principal Sustainable Momentum Index ETF 2.95% 8,700 5.97
LEND Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF 2.13% 4,846 0.91
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 2.03% 463,981 399.49
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 1.98% 118,962 282.82
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 1.97% 7,777,096 1,181.34
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 1.91% 1,068 2.44
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF 1.82% 241,880 99.99
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 1.81% 435,266 1,144.55
FAUS First Trust Australia AlphaDEX Fund 1.74% 2,601 1.67
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 1.74% 28,775,053 4,897.69

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 27.81% 2.03% 399.49
NGE Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF 11.73% -0.42% 43.94
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 10.73% 0.38% 453.02
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 10.55% -0.01% 33.09
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 10.31% 1.97% 1,181.34
POTX Global X Cannabis ETF 9.93% -2.10% 9.06
LIT Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF 9.88% -0.23% 559.54
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 9.87% -1.29% 284.09
FNGS MicroSectors FANG+ ETN 9.69% 0.53% 35.89
CLOU Global X Cloud Computing ETF 9.67% -0.16% 460.22

 

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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