YTD ETF Inflows Total $131B

May 22, 2020

U.S. stocks edged up to their highest levels since early March this week, helping to bolster ETF inflows. On net, $12 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, May 21. Year-to-date net inflows now stand at $131 billion, ahead of the $73.5 billion seen at this same time last year.

While U.S. equity ETFs had solid inflows of $3.6 billion during the week, U.S. fixed income ETFs were the most popular segment, with inflows of $7.9 billion. Continued support from the Federal Reserve's Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) bolstered prices and sentiment for corporate bond ETFs.

Fed Continues To Buy 

The iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) and the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) each had weekly inflows of more than $1 billion. Thus far, the Fed has purchased $1.8 billion of corporate bond ETFs under the SMCCF, though it has yet to reveal exactly which funds those are.

In addition to corporate bond ETFs, investors favored the tech-heavy Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) this week. QQQ gathered $3.3 billion of new money as prices for the fund hovered just below its record highs set in Feburary. Meanwhile, gold traded around recent highs of $1,750/oz thanks to strong investor demand. On a year-to-date basis, GLD has had inflows of $11.8 billion. 

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
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 3,276.54 107,216.86 3.06%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 2,564.80 36,211.02 7.08%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 1,418.89 47,615.19 2.98%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 1,066.08 11,150.59 9.56%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 1,023.84 22,336.26 4.58%
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 718.79 28,759.61 2.50%
SLV iShares Silver Trust 564.89 7,991.85 7.07%
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 493.87 25,474.67 1.94%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 423.01 62,509.91 0.68%
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 417.97 10,795.24 3.87%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -2,186.30 263,854.11 -0.83%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -977.57 71,410.20 -1.37%
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN -722.15 86.24 -837.32%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -609.15 14,189.99 -4.29%
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF -462.87 41,125.01 -1.13%
FXI iShares China Large-Cap ETF -412.10 3,410.90 -12.08%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF -357.96 184,495.82 -0.19%
VNQ Vanguard Real Estate ETF -343.74 25,715.44 -1.34%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF -340.64 61,999.82 -0.55%
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF -315.77 18,268.96 -1.73%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 3,594.54 2,314,076.14 0.16%
International Equity -735.16 732,325.52 -0.10%
U.S. Fixed Income 7,887.78 822,268.66 0.96%
International Fixed Income 473.79 87,190.47 0.54%
Commodities ETFs 1,461.53 115,074.84 1.27%
Currency -158.82 2,017.81 -7.87%
Leveraged -1,471.49 33,157.15 -4.44%
Inverse 696.96 18,694.43 3.73%
Asset Allocation 23.27 9,083.77 0.26%
Alternatives 213.30 4,544.56 4.69%
Total: 11,985.71 4,138,433.35 0.29%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 52,333.84 2,314,076.14 2.26%
International Equity -17,427.98 732,325.52 -2.38%
U.S. Fixed Income 51,556.24 822,268.66 6.27%
International Fixed Income 672.52 87,190.47 0.77%
Commodities ETFs 27,088.31 115,074.84 23.54%
Currency 706.15 2,017.81 35.00%
Leveraged 5,911.43 33,157.15 17.83%
Inverse 11,476.35 18,694.43 61.39%
Asset Allocation -8.12 9,083.77 -0.09%
Alternatives -1,327.84 4,544.56 -29.22%
Total: 130,980.91 4,138,433.35 3.16%

 

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 31,870 254,012 797.02%
JPMB JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Sovereign Bond ETF 15,126 59,119 390.86%
INKM SPDR SSGA Income Allocation ETF 56,244 218,689 388.82%
SUSL iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders ETF 95,599 375,140 392.41%
JPHF JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF 28,074 166,134 591.77%
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 14,456 105,101 727.06%
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 346,298 1,144,893 330.61%
HYLV IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF 36,183 115,123 318.17%
ULST SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF 61,745 187,421 303.54%
IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 17,078 49,183 287.99%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
GAZZF iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN 33.33% 10,390 0.00
GSC GS Connect S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity TR Strategy ETN 22.67% 1,347 0.00
DODXF Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN 15.04% 5,302 17.60
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF 11.64% 378,929 125.90
POTX Global X Cannabis ETF 11.14% 151,927 10.02
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 10.79% 1,274,976 22.18
JETS US Global Jets ETF 10.08% 11,956,768 722.61
AWAY ETFMG Travel Tech ETF 9.97% 36,032 3.46
BUY USCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index Fund 9.67% 7,351 21.44
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN 9.61% 1,039 4.19

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
VXX iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN 138.29% -1.56% 762.13
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 137.81% -1.66% 172.09
VIIX VelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN 137.32% -2.03% 50.41
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 92.45% -1.40% 5.90
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 88.49% -2.00% 63.67
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 87.98% -2.26% 27.13
GRNTF iPath Global Carbon ETN 74.64% 0.00% 4.89
CLIX ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF 44.44% -0.25% 189.44
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 39.05% 3.83% 1,031.88
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 30.40% -2.79% 376.58

 

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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