ETF Weekly Inflows Just Shy Of $20B

December 03, 2021

U.S.-listed ETFs added $19.8 billion in new assets in the period from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 as the broad-market equity trading tools sprung back to life.

The U.S. ETF industry has added $799.3 billion in assets year-to-date, and has $6.87 trillion in assets under management.

SPY Roars Back

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) bounced back with just more than $4 billion in inflows for the period after losing nearly $2.5 billion the week prior. Other broad-market ETFs on the top of the inflow list include the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), which, combined, generated $4.8 billion worth of inflows.

Technology ETFs also added assets in the period, with the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) adding $2.5 billion. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) and the VanEck Semiconductor ETF (SMH) added a combined $1.3 billion in the period. However, those figures don’t include the impact of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announcing a lawsuit to stop Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm with minutes to go in Thursday’s trading period.

The lone bond ETF among the top 10 inflow funds was the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), which added $2 billion in the period. Those inflows have reversed the fund’s fortunes to a certain extent, such that it now has a year-to-date outflow of just $8 million.

Sectors Struggle

Sector-specific ETFs were among the largest losers in the week.

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) had the most outflows in the period, with a $1.4 billion loss, while the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) decreased by $542 million. The iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) also saw outflows, to the tune of $413 million.

In the fixed income realm, investors mainly pulled assets out of funds holding bonds with shorter maturities. The Invesco Senior Loan ETF (BKLN) and the iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (IGSB) and the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) lost a combined $1.1 billion in the period.

The iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) also appeared on the outflows list, with a $1 billion loss after gaining $996 million the week prior. That appears to be rebalancing-related flows from iShares.

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 4,080.23 409,781.14 1.00%
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 2,555.89 208,689.76 1.22%
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF 2,053.67 18,213.67 11.28%
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 1,935.22 315,585.66 0.61%
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 1,609.63 280,746.26 0.57%
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 1,304.62 268,037.88 0.49%
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 1,296.49 104,069.30 1.25%
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund 819.38 49,350.98 1.66%
SMH VanEck Semiconductor ETF 461.66 7,434.79 6.21%
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares 452.01 1,695.87 26.65%

 

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

Ticker Name Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($, mm) AUM % Change
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund -1,434.25 40,548.15 -3.54%
MTUM iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF -1,044.38 15,502.76 -6.74%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -790.06 66,696.00 -1.18%
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund -542.23 16,211.58 -3.34%
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust -435.91 28,518.91 -1.53%
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF -413.20 6,356.16 -6.50%
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF -382.09 13,047.63 -2.93%
BKLN Invesco Senior Loan ETF -364.96 6,695.11 -5.45%
UVXY ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF -348.58 917.14 -38.01%
IGSB iShares 1-5 Year Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF -342.91 23,199.71 -1.48%

 

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 14,022.92 4,104,308.77 0.34%
International Equity 2,481.05 1,263,246.55 0.20%
U.S. Fixed Income 1,888.99 1,105,712.42 0.17%
International Fixed Income 192.19 150,454.07 0.13%
Commodities -365.47 137,827.36 -0.27%
Currency 69.10 3,354.46 2.06%
Leveraged 1,643.50 70,383.25 2.34%
Inverse -259.17 12,222.88 -2.12%
Asset Allocation 204.38 19,645.14 1.04%
Alternatives -86.43 7,309.65 -1.18%
Total: 19,791.05 6,874,464.54 0.29%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 401,021.99 4,104,308.77 9.77%
International Equity 194,161.68 1,263,246.55 15.37%
U.S. Fixed Income 156,092.77 1,105,712.42 14.12%
International Fixed Income 31,468.82 150,454.07 20.92%
Commodities -2,373.48 137,827.36 -1.72%
Currency 1,838.13 3,354.46 54.80%
Leveraged 2,581.90 70,383.25 3.67%
Inverse 6,036.89 12,222.88 49.39%
Asset Allocation 5,216.58 19,645.14 26.55%
Alternatives 3,218.18 7,309.65 44.03%
Total: 799,263.45 6,874,464.54 11.63%

 

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

Ticker Name Weekly Performance Weekly Volume AUM ($, mm)
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 12.37% 1,170,556 75.03
SARK Tuttle Capital Short Innovation ETF 8.49% 2,216,067 34.58
GXG Global X MSCI Colombia ETF 6.85% 87,044 36.46
VIXY ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF 6.19% 30,770,630 360.55
SOGU The Short De-SPAC ETF 5.90% 15,680 17.02
EZA iShares MSCI South Africa ETF 5.37% 2,932,844 308.58
FLZA Franklin FTSE South Africa ETF 5.35% 6,871 5.01
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 5.29% 417,604 114.61
BITO ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF 4.76% 23,552,963 1,433.62
ICOL iShares MSCI Colombia ETF 4.70% 43,369 36.18

 

Top 10 YTD Performers

Ticker Name YTD Performance Weekly Performance AUM ($, mm)
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF 260.91% 12.37% 75.03
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 134.63% 5.29% 114.61
JJT iPath Series B Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN 121.98% 0.14% 19.94
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 96.75% 3.39% 1,434.70
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 87.63% -6.24% 451.29
PXE Invesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF 85.27% -5.45% 130.39
URNM North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF 84.90% -6.88% 812.05
REMX VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF 81.40% -0.72% 1,125.79
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 67.67% -4.17% 117.97
PXI Invesco DWA Energy Momentum ETF 67.46% -5.75% 93.18

 

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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