Weekly ETF Inflows Of $11B Despite ‘GLD’

Year-to-date inflows for U.S.-listed ETFs rose to $59 billion.

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

Investors began April in a bullish mood, lifting the S&P 500 to a six-month high. That bullishness filtered into ETFs, which picked up $11.1 billion in fresh assets, including $6 billion for U.S. equity ETFs, during the week ending Thursday, April 4.

A slew of better-than-expected economic data and rising hopes for a trade deal between the U.S. and China encouraged investors, who also added $1.8 billion to international equity ETFs and $4.5 billion to U.S. fixed-income ETFs.

Corporate bond prices edged up, while Treasuries sagged as worries about the economy abated.

After the latest weekly haul, year-to-date net inflows for all U.S.-listed ETFs now stand at $59.3 billion.

‘GLD’ Loses Its Luster

Taking the No. 1 spot on this week’s inflows list is the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). That fund is followed by the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV), the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT).

On the outflows side, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) top the list.

For a full list of this 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 Trust3,298.09270,626.491.22%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,355.33173,198.460.78%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF774.0516,849.084.59%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF693.3910,482.446.61%
EWJiShares MSCI Japan ETF468.6814,077.433.33%
BBCAJPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF367.562,719.7313.51%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF357.1659,130.500.60%
XLYConsumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund344.3413,156.162.62%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF304.999,460.633.22%
RPGInvesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF304.632,601.0811.71%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-891.9331,636.67-2.82%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-577.8018,998.55-3.04%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF-425.0943,430.92-0.98%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-410.9120,067.58-2.05%
IWViShares Russell 3000 ETF-367.759,444.60-3.89%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-273.454,681.85-5.84%
GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF-264.459,979.41-2.65%
PDPInvesco DWA Momentum ETF-212.481,497.20-14.19%
XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund-162.9513,578.72-1.20%
EFAiShares MSCI EAFE ETF-158.9264,798.10-0.25%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity6,032.102,182,707.460.28%
International Equity1,789.82835,051.660.21%
U.S. Fixed Income4,457.85635,622.970.70%
International Fixed Income194.2474,637.670.26%
Commodities -1,170.6163,590.03-1.84%
Asset Allocation8.099,489.600.09%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity13,486.922,182,707.460.62%
International Equity8,070.75835,051.660.97%
U.S. Fixed Income30,965.78635,622.974.87%
International Fixed Income7,048.8374,637.679.44%
Commodities -1,014.1263,590.03-1.59%
Asset Allocation-567.459,489.60-5.98%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
RPGInvesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF181,649922,252507.71%


JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF




IDLVInvesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF188,369706,955375.30%
MVVProShares Ultra MidCap40039,962131,371328.74%


VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF




IQDFFlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund126,498314,169248.36%


JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF




MBSDFlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund39,55383,235210.44%
USLBInvesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF31,26662,372199.49%
KORUDirexion Daily MSCI South Korea Bull 3X Shares116,503193,125165.77%



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.