Fixed Income ETFs Power Weekly Inflows

October 09, 2020

U.S. fixed income ETFs were in vogue this week. On net, investors added $10.7 billion to the space, helping push overall ETF inflows for the week ending Thursday, Oct. 8 to $15.7 billion. 

The inflows into fixed income funds came despite a sell-off in Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond reached just shy of 0.8% this week, the highest level in four months (bond yields and prices move inversely).

Still, some bond funds, like the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Crorporate Bond ETF (HYG), managed to rally thanks to a narrowing of credit spreads. HYG attracted $1.3 billion of new money this week.

Other fixed income ETFs to gather assets during the period included the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)

7-Month Highs For Small Caps 

In the equity space, the most popular ETFs of the week were the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and the iShares ESG MSCI USA ETF (ESGU). Small caps, as measured by the Russell 2000, hit seven-month highs this week, outperforming their large cap counterparts. 

Year-to-date, U.S.-listed ETF inflows now stand at $334.1 billion, ahead of the $195.6 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

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
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 1,285.99 27,461.01 4.68%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 1,001.68 42,270.02 2.37%
ESGU iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF 981.74 9,970.50 9.85%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF 977.57 56,040.47 1.74%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 800.13 19,373.63 4.13%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 703.58 4,388.29 16.03%
EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF 661.38 16,876.84 3.92%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 647.35 17,863.82 3.62%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF 646.21 13,094.29 4.94%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 590.36 218,603.95 0.27%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -5,065.83 293,832.29 -1.72%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust -2,830.95 133,821.42 -2.12%
NEAR iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF -621.40 4,750.69 -13.08%
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF -451.41 43,403.30 -1.04%
IYG iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF -412.10 1,419.66 -29.03%
XLV Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund -324.96 23,851.59 -1.36%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -286.69 77,008.05 -0.37%
VSS Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF -203.44 5,114.53 -3.98%
USMV iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF -199.63 34,265.16 -0.58%
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF -194.32 47,902.17 -0.41%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,180.66 2,702,188.20 0.04%
International Equity 2,380.95 879,792.89 0.27%
U.S. Fixed Income 10,707.77 930,280.62 1.15%
International Fixed Income 890.75 110,220.37 0.81%
Commodities 222.48 146,819.68 0.15%
Currency 12.84 2,195.28 0.58%
Leveraged -176.94 39,026.46 -0.45%
Inverse 261.54 13,717.22 1.91%
Asset Allocation 53.79 12,079.14 0.45%
Alternatives 124.90 5,320.22 2.35%
Total: 15,658.74 4,841,640.08 0.32%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 84,403.11 2,702,188.20 3.12%
International Equity 16,897.24 879,792.89 1.92%
U.S. Fixed Income 152,567.71 930,280.62 16.40%
International Fixed Income 14,474.57 110,220.37 13.13%
Commodities 46,275.02 146,819.68 31.52%
Currency 897.86 2,195.28 40.90%
Leveraged 3,294.80 39,026.46 8.44%
Inverse 13,247.39 13,717.22 96.57%
Asset Allocation 2,092.14 12,079.14 17.32%
Alternatives -45.66 5,320.22 -0.86%
Total: 334,104.20 4,841,640.08 6.90%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
MLPO Credit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN 23.21% 3,714 14.74
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 12.90% 9,826,316 2,017.42
DWMC AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF 12.55% 1,248 1.75
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 10.83% 2,104,268 939.49
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 10.71% 4,703,079 2,657.67
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF 10.53% 21,837,628 1,962.27
CNRG SPDR S&P Kensho Clean Power ETF 10.42% 118,954 76.95
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 9.83% 51,485 42.46
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 9.38% 1,441,171 681.15
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF 9.05% 72,134 190.45

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 144.09% 12.90% 2,017.42
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 113.93% 0.32% 12.21
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 109.37% 10.71% 2,657.67
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 103.79% 10.83% 939.49
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 99.72% 9.38% 681.15
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 98.59% 3.92% 2,679.96
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 98.22% 7.46% 9,642.73
VIXM ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF 91.22% -2.44% 101.50
VXZ iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 90.29% -3.09% 31.06
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF 82.80% 8.42% 442.11

 

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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