ETFs Step Closer To New Asset Record

December 04, 2020

ETF inflows continued on a record pace during the first week of December, as soaring stocks gave investors the confidence to put their money to work in the markets.

On net, investors added $10.9 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Dec. 3. The week included three days in December and two days in November, a month that saw a record $91 billion of new money enter ETFs. 

The early data from December suggests that investors remain bullish, putting 2020 on track to be the greatest year for ETF inflows. As of Dec. 3, year-to-date inflows stood at $441.6 billion. That compares to $280.2 billion at this same time a year ago and $476.1 billion at the end of 2017, the year that saw the most inflows ever. 

Int'l Equity ETFs Lead 

During this latest week, U.S. equity ETFs continued to see interest as the S&P 500 hit multiple record highs. U.S. equity ETFs picked up $1.7 billion of fresh cash during the period, led by a $1.1 billion inflow for the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ).

That said, international equity ETFs, with inflows of $6.2 billion, were the most popular funds of the week. U.S. fixed income ETFs, with weekly inflows of $3.5 billion, also saw interest.

After the aforementioned QQQ, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) and the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) were the most sought after ETFs of the week.

On the other hand, the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) registered a sizable weekly outflow of $6.8 billion. Still, despite this week's selling, VOO holds the second-largest inflows for 2020 as a whole, equal to $19.3 billion. 
 

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 1,113.73 146,942.74 0.76%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 988.06 51,889.11 1.90%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 653.42 18,323.22 3.57%
TIP iShares TIPS Bond ETF 591.79 24,980.11 2.37%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 585.90 191,462.00 0.31%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 530.94 83,220.98 0.64%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 469.18 23,023.43 2.04%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 448.32 238,142.03 0.19%
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 442.51 81,159.00 0.55%
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 434.55 41,760.99 1.04%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF -6,820.31 172,422.96 -3.96%
JNK SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF -753.07 12,610.09 -5.97%
IEF iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF -609.68 15,625.36 -3.90%
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ -552.84 9,492.76 -5.82%
HYLB Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -334.62 6,833.49 -4.90%
SPHB Invesco S&P 500 High Beta ETF -316.15 429.92 -73.54%
IAU iShares Gold Trust -306.15 30,678.31 -1.00%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -283.92 69,695.52 -0.41%
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund -282.45 13,620.73 -2.07%
OEF iShares S&P 100 ETF -277.57 7,230.03 -3.84%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,661.50 2,994,170.89 0.06%
International Equity 6,220.90 997,718.76 0.62%
U.S. Fixed Income 3,504.33 956,955.82 0.37%
International Fixed Income 621.87 118,705.79 0.52%
Commodities -990.65 138,135.58 -0.72%
Currency 12.78 1,853.85 0.69%
Leveraged -395.92 42,990.00 -0.92%
Inverse 153.47 11,703.83 1.31%
Asset Allocation 83.51 12,965.31 0.64%
Alternatives 11.21 5,153.33 0.22%
Total: 10,883.01 5,280,353.18 0.21%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 143,851.69 2,994,170.89 4.80%
International Equity 45,104.79 997,718.76 4.52%
U.S. Fixed Income 173,719.57 956,955.82 18.15%
International Fixed Income 21,251.80 118,705.79 17.90%
Commodities 39,972.90 138,135.58 28.94%
Currency 516.13 1,853.85 27.84%
Leveraged 765.47 42,990.00 1.78%
Inverse 13,487.12 11,703.83 115.24%
Asset Allocation 2,710.85 12,965.31 20.91%
Alternatives 222.62 5,153.33 4.32%
Total: 441,602.96 5,280,353.18 8.36%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF 7.60% 178,775 115.22
SILJ ETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF 7.14% 4,988,294 500.14
GOEX Global X Gold Explorers ETF 7.04% 50,485 61.78
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver and Metals Miners ETF 7.02% 533,412 215.72
DBS Invesco DB Silver Fund 6.83% 11,190 23.73
SIL Global X Silver Miners ETF 6.81% 2,187,632 994.61
SBUG iPath Silver ETN 6.48% 2,827 13.91
GREK Global X MSCI Greece ETF 6.22% 391,220 153.12
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF 6.12% 2,361,206 782.16
SLV iShares Silver Trust 6.08% 85,484,542 13,144.41

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
TAN Invesco Solar ETF 166.62% -3.86% 2,709.80
PBW Invesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF 158.71% -7.57% 1,603.38
QCLN First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund 147.91% -5.64% 1,489.27
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 147.23% 4.09% 4,314.76
ARKW ARK Next Generation Internet ETF 133.79% 0.02% 4,168.01
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 124.46% 0.50% 13,397.04
KGRN KraneShares MSCI China Environment Index ETF 113.36% -1.89% 51.16
PBD Invesco Global Clean Energy ETF 108.65% -2.62% 219.99
IBUY Amplify Online Retail ETF 105.39% -1.20% 1,200.88
ACES ALPS Clean Energy ETF 104.12% -4.50% 596.14

 

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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