ETFs Give Back Some Of Last Week’s Inflows

March 26, 2021

ETFs registered outflows this week, as some of the heartbeat trades from last week reversed. The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) and the Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) topped the outflows list, with redemptions of $12.3 billion and $4.6 billion, respectively—a mirror image of last week’s inflows.

Still, even with these reversals, weekly outflows totaled only $20.2 billion, a fraction of last week’s $71 billion haul. Year-to-date inflows now stand at $232.7 billion, more than triple the $66.8 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

Growth Stocks Sag

During the week, the S&P 500 continued to hover in a tight range around 3,900. At the same time, the 10-year Treasury bond yield backed off slightly from recent highs, with the rate last seen at 1.66% versus 1.72% a week ago.

While the broad stock market was largely range-bound, growth stocks took a beating this week. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) got close to its low from three weeks ago, prompting investors to pull close to $500 million out of the fund over the past three days.

On the other hand, the SDPR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the iShares U.S. Energy ETF (IYE) headlined the weekly inflows list, with creations of $8.8 billion, $4.3 billion and $968 million, respectively.

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
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 8,847.81 340,389.43 2.60%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 4,250.04 152,987.14 2.78%
IYE iShares U.S. Energy ETF 968.41 1,765.61 54.85%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 776.87 218,696.45 0.36%
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 771.73 49,856.88 1.55%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 727.11 201,757.62 0.36%
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 604.98 42,444.10 1.43%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 582.11 76,812.62 0.76%
SPTL SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF 565.27 3,041.73 18.58%
IUSB iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF 553.50 11,954.12 4.63%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF -12,306.19 54,363.69 -22.64%
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF -4,641.57 20,591.60 -22.54%
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF -3,447.43 44,581.26 -7.73%
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF -2,285.03 41,943.09 -5.45%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -1,957.47 65,901.87 -2.97%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -1,702.31 43,000.49 -3.96%
VXF Vanguard Extended Market ETF -1,608.65 15,032.91 -10.70%
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF -1,488.27 14,644.14 -10.16%
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF -1,248.70 21,379.29 -5.84%
VOT Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF -1,012.85 10,014.59 -10.11%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity -26,019.01 3,364,632.70 -0.77%
International Equity 2,351.62 1,149,276.49 0.20%
U.S. Fixed Income 1,711.78 973,325.23 0.18%
International Fixed Income 1,154.78 129,601.53 0.89%
Commodities -416.85 131,258.76 -0.32%
Currency 26.46 1,905.98 1.39%
Leveraged 643.57 51,079.33 1.26%
Inverse 38.68 11,855.95 0.33%
Asset Allocation 142.65 14,392.72 0.99%
Alternatives 152.50 6,092.60 2.50%
Total: -20,213.82 5,833,421.28 -0.35%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 112,498.58 3,364,632.70 3.34%
International Equity 80,700.01 1,149,276.49 7.02%
U.S. Fixed Income 27,481.04 973,325.23 2.82%
International Fixed Income 9,234.61 129,601.53 7.13%
Commodities -5,126.90 131,258.76 -3.91%
Currency 16.27 1,905.98 0.85%
Leveraged 3,731.45 51,079.33 7.31%
Inverse 1,916.98 11,855.95 16.17%
Asset Allocation 941.79 14,392.72 6.54%
Alternatives 1,256.81 6,092.60 20.63%
Total: 232,650.64 5,833,421.28 3.99%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
DFAU Dimensional U.S. Core Equity Market ETF 3,658,012.56% 937,303 574.20
DFAI Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETF 2,481,174.23% 463,981 262.25
DFAE Dimensional Emerging Core Equity Market ETF 21,598.75% 351,939 161.36
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 3.69% 1,487,139 1,019.60
GOVZ iShares 25+ Year Treasury STRIPS Bond ETF 3.65% 37,379 25.48
ZROZ PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF 3.62% 163,312 308.38
BTAL AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund 3.58% 127,749 101.03
LTPZ PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index ETF 2.95% 319,223 621.19
TBJL Innovator 20+ Year Treasury Bond 9 Buffer ETF - July 2.85% 6,029 4.59
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 2.58% 61,089,184 15,238.69

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 116.88% -11.91% 42.95
CNBS Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF 69.68% -6.84% 147.34
POTX Global X Cannabis ETF 62.73% -9.56% 192.11
THCX The Cannabis ETF 60.32% -7.78% 171.73
MJ ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF 58.82% -7.17% 1,763.79
BLOK Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF 53.92% -13.60% 1,146.75
PXE Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF 40.72% -2.54% 66.39
YOLO AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF 40.06% -8.43% 395.61
TOKE Cambria Cannabis ETF 40.03% -6.61% 36.98
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 39.80% -4.18% 187.84

 

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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