Weekly ETF Flows See $25B Gain

Weekly ETF Flows See $25B Gain

The net inflows mark a reversal from two weeks of net losses.

Reviewed by: Shubham Saharan
Edited by: Shubham Saharan

As Wall Street stocks continued to plummet at the end of last week, investors flocked to equity-focused exchange-traded funds.  

U.S.-listed ETFs brought in nearly $25 billion in the week ending Sept. 16, ETF.com data shows. The net inflows mark a stark reversal from the prior two weeks, when funds shed $4.2 billion and $5.3 billion, respectively.  

Most of the intakes stemmed from U.S.-listed equity funds, which alone brought in $20.2 billion, at a time when the S&P dropped 4.8% during the week, while the Nasdaq recorded a 5.4% weekly decline. Meanwhile, U.S. fixed income funds saw $3.6 billion in gains last week, up 33% from the week prior.  

Top performers focused primarily on small and midcap ETFs, including the Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF (VO), the Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VB) and the Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF (SCHA). The Russell Small-Cap and the Russell Mid-Cap indices were up nearly 0.2% during the trading day.  

On the other side of the ledger, funds that incurred the largest losses included the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the IShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) and the iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF (IGM).  


For a full list of last week’s top inflows and outflows, see the tables below:     


Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF2,880.12261,902.171.10%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF2,097.16263,621.430.80%
VXFVanguard Extended Market ETF1,654.9315,257.8310.85%
VOVanguard Mid-Cap ETF1,529.6951,387.902.98%
VBVanguard Small-Cap ETF1,194.8342,622.082.80%
SCHASchwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF936.1914,359.186.52%
VTVVanguard Value ETF879.0798,566.930.89%
VBRVanguard Small-Cap Value ETF843.9423,750.913.55%
VUGVanguard Growth ETF761.5273,418.151.04%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund679.8913,202.145.15%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-2,149.96351,793.87-0.61%
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund-933.8331,436.53-2.97%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg High Yield Bond ETF-512.166,144.36-8.34%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-443.1151,902.45-0.85%
ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETF-418.2915,698.94-2.66%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-323.7112,041.57-2.69%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-318.9552,171.29-0.61%
XLCCommunication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund-304.778,768.15-3.48%
IGViShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF-250.623,614.04-6.93%
IGMiShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF-224.053,066.05-7.31%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity20,155.693,807,248.120.53%
International Equity20.431,084,071.750.00%
U.S. Fixed Income3,610.911,101,675.510.33%
International Fixed Income70.80137,956.240.05%
Asset Allocation-22.6416,501.73-0.14%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity187,719.223,807,248.124.93%
International Equity63,988.861,084,071.755.90%
U.S. Fixed Income112,513.171,101,675.5110.21%
International Fixed Income6,084.67137,956.244.41%
Asset Allocation296.0916,501.731.79%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
CYASimplify Tail Risk Strategy ETF10.90%544,93574.25
GAZiPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN9.13%49,26430.78
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF8.47%65,335,630467.52
SPKXConvexityShares 1x SPIKES Futures ETF8.43%1,8782.80
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP8.41%21,681,736564.09
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP7.94%395,84045.87
VXXiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN5.18%7,910,942490.20
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF3.94%361,585102.12
VXZiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN3.81%226,23950.63
KSETKraneShares Global Carbon Offset Strategy ETF3.74%6,2318.36


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP151.80%8.41%564.09
GAZiPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN150.26%9.13%30.78
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP135.40%7.94%45.87
JJEiPath Series B Bloomberg Energy Subindex Total Return ETN74.45%3.14%7.95
PBUGPacer iPath Gold Trendpilot ETN69.63%4.60%22.32
PXEInvesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF65.99%0.89%285.51
RJNElements Rogers International Commodity Index-Energy TR ETN61.74%2.40%8.56
PFIXSimplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF60.52%-3.53%326.35
FCGFirst Trust Natural Gas ETF60.43%1.72%972.57
IEOiShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF58.74%1.44%1,016.15


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.

Shubham Saharan is a markets reporter at etf.com. Before joining the company, she reported for Bloomberg and the Financial Times. Saharan is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University.