ETF Inflows Top $350B

October 16, 2020

The Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) was in vogue this week, powering U.S.-listed ETF inflows to $18.5 billion. The tech-heavy ETF brought in $5.2 billion on its own, leading the U.S. equity ETF segment to weekly inflows of $9.5 billion.

International equity ETFs and U.S. fixed income ETFs also did well, picking up $3.5 billion and $4.5 billion of new assets, respectively, during the week ending Thursday, October 15.

Year-to-date inflows now stand at $352.6 billion, ahead of the $211.7 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

Flows Winners 

In addition to QQQ, notable flows winners this week included the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS), the iShares MBS ETF (MBB)  and the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF (ESGU)

The ProShares Online Retail ETF (ONLN) was another popular fund. Though it didn't make the top inflows list due to its relatively modest asset base, its assets under management jumped 69% over the past week, the most of any ETF with at least $200 million in AUM. 

Prices for the fund are up a whopping 92% this year.

Outflows For 'EFA'

Meanwhile, on the outflows side, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA), the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) and the ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ)  had the largest redemptions of the week.

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 5,236.47 144,652.86 3.62%
FTCS First Trust Capital Strength ETF 1,630.16 7,971.09 20.45%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 1,403.69 172,467.81 0.81%
MBB iShares MBS ETF 1,201.31 23,424.06 5.13%
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 1,113.59 28,321.18 3.93%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 794.97 43,344.34 1.83%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF 693.47 28,293.81 2.45%
ESGU iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF 627.33 10,823.60 5.80%
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF 587.11 33,312.12 1.76%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 551.80 223,680.92 0.25%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF -1,062.36 47,504.04 -2.24%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -590.25 12,569.53 -4.70%
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ -545.31 9,778.11 -5.58%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -497.73 299,446.24 -0.17%
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF -432.20 21,299.01 -2.03%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF -306.31 19,414.66 -1.58%
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech ETF -304.15 5,709.09 -5.33%
IYG iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF -295.46 1,126.58 -26.23%
BIL SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF -283.73 13,641.46 -2.08%
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF -243.00 1,147.90 -21.17%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 9,541.44 2,762,336.45 0.35%
International Equity 3,450.36 898,660.16 0.38%
U.S. Fixed Income 4,487.80 938,419.54 0.48%
International Fixed Income 1,291.29 112,127.42 1.15%
Commodities 588.05 149,577.42 0.39%
Currency -233.81 1,960.00 -11.93%
Leveraged -1,189.00 40,773.00 -2.92%
Inverse 313.41 13,321.61 2.35%
Asset Allocation 108.96 12,310.14 0.89%
Alternatives 171.62 5,379.26 3.19%
Total: 18,530.11 4,934,865.00 0.38%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 93,967.30 2,762,336.45 3.40%
International Equity 20,351.87 898,660.16 2.26%
U.S. Fixed Income 157,055.51 938,419.54 16.74%
International Fixed Income 15,775.93 112,127.42 14.07%
Commodities 46,863.07 149,577.42 31.33%
Currency 641.15 1,960.00 32.71%
Leveraged 2,105.79 40,773.00 5.16%
Inverse 13,560.81 13,321.61 101.80%
Asset Allocation 2,201.10 12,310.14 17.88%
Alternatives 125.97 5,379.26 2.34%
Total: 352,648.50 4,934,865.00 7.15%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
PY Principal Value ETF 4.58% 1,037 14.97
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 4.24% 5,931 3.28
DWAT Arrow DWA Tactical ETF 3.80% 4,066 4.63
MOM AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund 3.53% 26,282 6.26
QQH HCM Defender 100 Index ETF 3.06% 40,307 131.88
FNGS MicroSectors FANG+ ETN 3.05% 55,997 60.04
BOUT Innovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF 2.94% 10,537 6.35
IDIV U.S. Equity Cumulative Dividends Fund-Series 2027 2.73% 10,499 18.75
RWGV Direxion Russell 1000 Growth Over Value ETF 2.70% 17,268 33.02
PTNQ Pacer Trendpilot 100 ETF 2.53% 196,052 825.51

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 143.93% -0.70% 2,097.98
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 118.76% -0.65% 3,025.01
XVZ iPath S&P 500 Dynamic VIX ETN 110.07% -0.33% 10.77
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 109.01% 2.15% 2,981.88
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 108.17% 0.33% 981.43
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 107.33% 0.98% 10,618.37
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 104.48% 1.18% 740.78
ONLN ProShares Online Retail ETF 91.04% 2.47% 543.97
IBUY Amplify Online Retail ETF 89.22% 2.00% 1,028.31
WCLD WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund 85.44% 1.52% 923.22

 

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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