Int’l Stock ETFs Lead Weekly Inflows

June 04, 2021

Investors added $11.1 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs this week, adding to their strong haul from May. Inflows for the week—which was shortened due to the Memorial Day holiday—included $1 billion of creations for U.S. equity ETFs, $5.7 billion for international equity ETFs and $2.8 billion for U.S. fixed income ETFs.

Year-to-date net inflows for all U.S.-listed ETFs now stand at $403 billion, well ahead of the $160.1 billion seen at this same time a year ago.

Int’l Stock Funds Popular

Taking a look at the top weekly inflows list, the iShares Global Financials ETF (IXG) and the iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF (COMT) took the lead, each with inflows of more than $1.1 billion. Both funds more than doubled their assets during the week.

Meanwhile, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) and the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) also saw strong interest among investors looking for international stock exposure.

On the outflows side of the ledger, the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) topped the list, with redemptions of $1.6 billion, followed by the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) and the iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), each with more than $1 billion of redemptions.

Tech and growth stocks edged slightly higher this week, continuing their recovery from their lows in May.

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
IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 1,632.85 2,822.27 57.86%
COMT iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF 1,189.79 2,226.20 53.44%
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value ETF 938.37 5,832.13 16.09%
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 900.33 84,269.91 1.07%
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 745.37 45,598.26 1.63%
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 702.13 48,928.18 1.44%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 641.84 244,735.67 0.26%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF 589.18 5,468.61 10.77%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 526.72 280,369.50 0.19%
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 525.45 84,086.10 0.62%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust -1,565.04 160,136.20 -0.98%
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF -1,112.88 64,400.56 -1.73%
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -1,093.86 39,838.44 -2.75%
QUAL iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF -1,029.61 20,795.98 -4.95%
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust -991.61 359,617.66 -0.28%
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF -845.44 4,507.24 -18.76%
VLUE iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF -698.96 16,611.31 -4.21%
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF -526.34 87,429.01 -0.60%
IHI iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF -478.07 7,358.07 -6.50%
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF -413.14 9,049.32 -4.57%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 1,033.15 3,698,856.01 0.03%
International Equity 5,700.44 1,288,463.70 0.44%
U.S. Fixed Income 2,774.41 1,022,926.28 0.27%
International Fixed Income 827.46 139,513.93 0.59%
Commodities 1,295.36 149,200.13 0.87%
Currency 52.27 1,855.70 2.82%
Leveraged -754.85 58,780.02 -1.28%
Inverse 162.41 11,739.32 1.38%
Asset Allocation 106.28 15,960.86 0.67%
Alternatives -77.81 6,342.80 -1.23%
Total: 11,119.13 6,393,638.75 0.17%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 184,050.51 3,698,856.01 4.98%
International Equity 121,721.54 1,288,463.70 9.45%
U.S. Fixed Income 70,869.07 1,022,926.28 6.93%
International Fixed Income 18,423.32 139,513.93 13.21%
Commodities -507.54 149,200.13 -0.34%
Currency -50.64 1,855.70 -2.73%
Leveraged 1,855.88 58,780.02 3.16%
Inverse 3,246.22 11,739.32 27.65%
Asset Allocation 1,602.99 15,960.86 10.04%
Alternatives 1,831.52 6,342.80 28.88%
Total: 403,042.87 6,393,638.75 6.30%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
SFYF SoFi Social 50 ETF 20.72% 143,290 21.83
XES SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF 13.65% 402,752 187.82
PEJ Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF 12.66% 4,706,116 1,874.75
IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF 12.37% 1,171,409 144.72
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 12.18% 4,182,469 186.07
PXJ Invesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF 11.67% 771,814 47.61
PXI Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF 10.40% 184,421 194.45
DSPC The De-SPAC ETF 8.94% 5,870 2.93
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 8.93% 5,899,896 246.36
FTXN First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF 8.29% 59,308 61.73

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 193.25% -1.83% 93.31
ILCV iShares Morningstar Value ETF 134.01% 0.32% 728.04
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 82.55% 12.18% 186.07
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 80.34% 8.93% 246.36
PXE Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF 79.46% 7.01% 78.89
PXI Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF 70.85% 10.40% 194.45
MLPO Credit Suisse S&P MLP Index ETN 70.83% 5.77% 24.44
FRAK VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF 69.73% 0.00% 18.89
JJT iPath Series B Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN 68.49% 0.46% 8.97
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 65.42% 8.17% 4,471.70

 

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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