Weekly ETF Inflows Slow To $2.3B

Weekly ETF Inflows Slow To $2.3B

Investors added money into ETFs at a slower pace this week.

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

Flows into U.S.-listed ETFs slowed this week, but remained in positive territory. Just $2.3 billion entered the space, pushing year-to-date inflows up to $143.2 billion, keeping pace with last year’s $143.6 billion.

Most of this week’s inflows were directed at U.S. fixed income ETFs, which pulled in $3.3 billion. International equity ETFs gathered $729 million and commodity ETFs took in $413 million.

On the other hand, U.S. equity ETFs had outflows of $1.4 billion, even as U.S. stock markets hit record highs.

‘GSLC’ Assets Jump

The top flows winners of the week were the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

But on a percentage basis, the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (GSLC) fared even better. Its nearly $600 million of inflows catapulted assets under management in the fund higher by 9.5%.

On the flip side, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY) topped the outflows 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
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,023.6044,462.092.30%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF848.9519,466.594.36%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF725.83184,348.030.39%
GSLCGoldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF596.806,285.499.49%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETF486.92120,538.720.40%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF476.369,644.434.94%
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund305.0822,466.831.36%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund287.5510,149.002.83%
AGGiShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF244.6264,316.080.38%
IAUiShares Gold Trust239.0913,826.081.73%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust-4,900.75279,059.43-1.76%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-1,252.2075,633.10-1.66%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-499.3316,747.14-2.98%
FFEUBarclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN Series C-480.39403.03-119.20%
FTCSFirst Trust Capital Strength ETF-431.312,614.56-16.50%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust-354.1522,297.53-1.59%
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF-339.0915,238.05-2.23%
PDBCInvesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF-308.901,724.62-17.91%
VNQIVanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF-233.775,789.30-4.04%
MDYSPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust-226.1819,822.12-1.14%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-1,406.582,313,718.44-0.06%
International Equity728.50837,834.320.09%
U.S. Fixed Income3,290.08693,099.340.47%
International Fixed Income108.6079,201.940.14%
Commodities 413.3871,216.550.58%
Asset Allocation-14.869,826.32-0.15%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity48,722.752,313,718.442.11%
International Equity10,589.08837,834.321.26%
U.S. Fixed Income73,264.49693,099.3410.57%
International Fixed Income9,278.3279,201.9411.71%
Commodities 1,734.9471,216.552.44%
Asset Allocation-173.889,826.32-1.77%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
EEMXSPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF5,07443,151850.51%
EFAXSPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF2,68216,704622.77%
JMBSJanus Henderson Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF34,088192,522564.78%
ROAMHartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF20,496114,279557.58%
USDUWisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund28,479139,752490.71%
DRSKAptus Defined Risk ETF46,258225,950488.46%
FEULCredit Suisse FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN - May 11 - 202892,431389,880421.81%
ISHGiShares 1-3 Year International Treasury Bond ETF6,06233,049545.17%
BEMOAptus Behavioral Momentum ETF28,556115,220403.49%
LOWCSPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF1,4355,754400.98%



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.