Weekly ETF Flows Steady

Investors continued to add money to U.S.-listed ETFs last week. 

Senior ETF Analyst
Reviewed by: Sumit Roy
Edited by: Sumit Roy

Weekly exchange-traded inflows continued at a steady rate last week. On net, $12.6 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the week ending Friday, Oct. 21. 

That brought year-to-date inflows up to $453 billion, compared with $692 million at the same time a year ago. 

Of last week’s inflows, $8.3 billion went into U.S. equity ETFs, nearly $2 billion went into international equity ETFs and $3.6 billion went into U.S. fixed income ETFs. 

This year’s ETF inflows have been resilient despite turmoil in financial markets. Last week, for instance, U.S. bonds tumbled to fresh 2022 lows as the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond spiked to a 15-year high around 4.25% (bond prices and yields move inversely). 

Yet investors continued to add money to U.S. fixed income ETFs. On a year-to-date basis, $133 billion has flowed into U.S. fixed income ETFs, only behind the $212.5 billion that has gone into U.S. equity ETFs.  


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
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust2,156.46340,059.550.63%
MBBiShares MBS ETF1,764.9420,853.228.46%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,189.96277,146.210.43%
LQDiShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF1,074.3832,453.833.31%
SHYGiShares 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF1,052.735,777.6818.22%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF1,028.44249,903.790.41%
USFRWisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund870.3111,449.567.60%
VTEBVanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF703.1220,377.783.45%
MDYVSPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF632.072,085.1530.31%
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market ETF597.1578,551.080.76%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
GOVTiShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF-2,471.0122,241.65-11.11%
VCSHVanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF-1,659.7437,527.31-4.42%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-1,217.9849,197.02-2.48%
TIPiShares TIPS Bond ETF-892.2625,110.93-3.55%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-785.38147,349.00-0.53%
IAUiShares Gold Trust-710.5824,273.28-2.93%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-689.6548,785.06-1.41%
HDViShares Core High Dividend ETF-640.2311,567.96-5.53%
BSVVanguard Short-Term Bond ETF-557.8637,356.99-1.49%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-514.9414,600.67-3.53%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity8,286.193,593,313.150.23%
International Equity1,960.221,007,149.380.19%
U.S. Fixed Income3,632.881,078,179.710.34%
International Fixed Income260.27130,089.730.20%
Asset Allocation-40.4915,533.13-0.26%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity212,483.883,593,313.155.91%
International Equity72,068.511,007,149.387.16%
U.S. Fixed Income132,962.461,078,179.7112.33%
International Fixed Income4,221.37130,089.733.24%
Asset Allocation264.6315,533.131.70%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
PFIXSimplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF10.87%1,338,226431.34
WEEDRoundhill Cannabis ETF9.37%37,2521.98
MSOSAdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF9.11%8,036,050644.74
RRHAdvocate Rising Rate Hedge ETF8.63%181,80747.41
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF7.52%597,448250.28
OIHVanEck Oil Services ETF7.15%3,802,1072,546.58
IEZiShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF7.04%2,564,745165.33
PXJInvesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF5.71%296,35728.71
IRHGGlobal X Interest Rate Hedge ETF5.65%11,3734.51
EWZiShares MSCI Brazil ETF5.12%78,138,6905,698.78


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
PFIXSimplify Interest Rate Hedge ETF116.74%10.87%431.34
UNLUnited States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP70.73%-7.83%33.19
PXEInvesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF68.95%2.77%307.88
IEOiShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF62.19%3.52%1,057.87
FENYFidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF57.53%3.75%1,577.14
VDEVanguard Energy ETF57.30%3.67%8,286.24
XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund56.96%3.95%40,333.84
GAZiPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN54.94%-8.65%17.10
IYEiShares U.S. Energy ETF54.94%3.54%2,234.76
JHMEJohn Hancock Multifactor Energy ETF54.63%3.88%25.34


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.

Sumit Roy is the senior ETF analyst for etf.com, where he has worked for 13 years. He creates a variety of content for the platform, including news articles, analysis pieces, videos and podcasts.

Before joining etf.com, Sumit was the managing editor and commodities analyst for Hard Assets Investor. In those roles, he was responsible for most of the operations of HAI, a website dedicated to education about commodities investing.

Though he still closely follows the commodities beat, Sumit covers a much broader assortment of topics for etf.com, with a particular focus on stock and bond exchange-traded funds.

He is the host of etf.com’s Talk ETFs, a popular video series that features weekly interviews with thought leaders in the ETF industry. Sumit is also co-host of Exchange Traded Fridays, etf.com’s weekly podcast series.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys climbing the city’s steep hills, playing chess and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.