YTD ETF Inflows Approach $100B

February 21, 2020

A modest sell-off in equity markets didn't stop investors from adding to their ETF holdings this week. The S&P 500 declined in every session but one during the holiday-shortened trading week, yet U.S.-listed ETFs registered net inflows of $9 billion. That brought year-to-date inflows up to $98.3 billion, well ahead of last year's $9.4 billion pace.

U.S. equity ETFs picked up the most new cash of all segments, $3.2 billion. That was followed by U.S. fixed-income ETFs, with inflows of $3.1 billion. This week, the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield dipped below 1.44% for the first time since September, pushing the prices of many bond ETFs higher (bond prices and yields move inversely).

Commodity ETFs also saw some decent demand during the week, led by the nearly $600 million that flowed into the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)

Only the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV), the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 ETF (SPLG) had larger inflows than GLD during the period.

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
SPLV Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF 1,211.17 14,365.77 8.43%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 1,073.11 99,437.65 1.08%
SPLG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 ETF 699.64 4,768.95 14.67%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 597.16 48,159.75 1.24%
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF 586.94 7,598.29 7.72%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 549.68 149,376.03 0.37%
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 531.85 81,531.82 0.65%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 502.93 74,405.54 0.68%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 462.34 19,927.45 2.32%
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Momentum Factor ETF 431.46 11,110.04 3.88%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -1,983.48 322,313.98 -0.62%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -1,237.24 220,213.77 -0.56%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -791.87 9,650.49 -8.21%
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF -671.13 3,234.08 -20.75%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -669.15 35,172.92 -1.90%
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund -447.51 12,153.25 -3.68%
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund -383.98 4,061.51 -9.45%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -320.10 12,452.73 -2.57%
XT iShares Exponential Technologies ETF -258.81 2,558.56 -10.12%
QUAL iShares Edge MSCI U.S.A. Quality Factor ETF -247.24 17,863.77 -1.38%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 3,216.60 2,683,294.14 0.12%
International Equity 896.34 909,585.43 0.10%
U.S. Fixed Income 3,098.24 799,984.15 0.39%
International Fixed Income 645.51 95,757.51 0.67%
Commodities ETFs 808.98 89,196.77 0.91%
Currency 22.35 1,409.55 1.59%
Leveraged -120.27 45,337.74 -0.27%
Inverse 220.20 11,286.00 1.95%
Asset Allocation 38.65 11,085.86 0.35%
Alternatives 123.53 4,996.55 2.47%
Total: 8,950.14 4,651,933.70 0.19%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 38,709.39 2,683,294.14 1.44%
International Equity 16,916.49 909,585.43 1.86%
U.S. Fixed Income 31,109.49 799,984.15 3.89%
International Fixed Income 4,399.38 95,757.51 4.59%
Commodities ETFs 4,185.83 89,196.77 4.69%
Currency 80.75 1,409.55 5.73%
Leveraged 1,420.89 45,337.74 3.13%
Inverse 627.41 11,286.00 5.56%
Asset Allocation 272.56 11,085.86 2.46%
Alternatives 549.16 4,996.55 10.99%
Total: 98,271.36 4,651,933.70 2.11%

 

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

Ticker Name Average Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
Volume
% of Average
WBND Western Asset Total Return ETF 34,009 145,280 427.18%
CCOR Core Alternative ETF 26,808 102,117 380.92%
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 24,347 100,726 413.71%
POCT Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF - October 88,754 302,161 340.45%
TPHD Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock ETF 26,224 75,464 287.77%
PSCF Invesco S&P SmallCap Financials ETF 6,684 18,534 277.28%
DEUS Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF 25,073 73,060 291.39%
MINC AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF 4,604 15,608 339.00%
HAP VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF 20,052 40,966 204.30%
FDHY Fidelity High Yield Factor ETF 28,006 68,928 246.12%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 11.20% 245,652 464.47
CNRG SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF 9.04% 64,005 29.30
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 8.61% 1,770,571 670.20
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF 7.78% 318,358 190.83
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 7.53% 651,927 365.88
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 7.49% 51,188,111 5,312.31
SILJ ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF 6.84% 1,742,865 161.70
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP 6.56% 9,693,789 546.15
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF 6.36% 534,676 100.79
SIL Global X Silver Miners ETF 6.07% 899,928 560.91

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 38.94% 11.20% 464.47
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 35.91% 8.61% 670.20
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 30.73% 7.53% 365.88
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF 28.88% 7.78% 190.83
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 24.99% 6.02% 248.13
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 24.33% 2.76% 603.83
FNGS MicroSectors FANG+ ETN 24.02% 4.40% 41.30
LIT Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF 22.93% 1.90% 635.91
CNRG SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF 22.77% 9.04% 29.30
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF 21.19% 6.00% 701.70

 

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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