Weekly ETF Inflows Top $11B

Year-to-date inflows now stand near $141 billion, ahead of year-ago level.

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

A fresh wave of inflows for U.S.-listed ETFs pushed the year-to-date haul above last year’s levels. On net, investors added $11.5 billion to ETFs this week, sending year-to-date inflows to $140.7 billion, ahead of last year’s pace of $137.1 billion.

The U.S. stock market stayed near record highs this week, buoyed by better-than-expected earnings reports and expectations of a Fed rate cut later this month.

U.S. equity ETFs pulled in $8.7 billion in new money in the week ending Thursday, July 18. Flows winners included the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the First Trust Capital Strength ETF (FTCS), the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (GSLC) and the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF (USMV).

MBB Picks Up $515M

Other asset classes weren’t as popular as U.S. equities this week, but they still ended up with net inflows. U.S. fixed income funds pulled in $1.4 billion, and commodity ETFs gathered $807 million.

The iShares MBS ETF (MBB) and the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) were the biggest winners in those segments, with inflows of $515 million and $638 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, on the outflows side, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF), the Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF) and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) were the biggest losers.

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 Trust3,949.81280,652.871.41%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,147.64181,442.860.63%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust655.1222,619.612.90%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust638.4536,931.631.73%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF619.25118,293.660.52%
MBBiShares MBS ETF515.4117,971.512.87%
FTCSFirst Trust Capital Strength ETF470.123,028.7815.52%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund413.7612,372.503.34%
GSLCGoldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF350.865,616.536.25%
USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol U.S.A. ETF335.8830,320.711.11%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-337.7516,519.13-2.04%
VXFVanguard Extended Market ETF-317.327,150.81-4.44%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-285.7917,675.47-1.62%
VGTVanguard Information Technology ETF-266.6220,974.03-1.27%
EMBiShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF-259.0815,480.92-1.67%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-208.0818,583.76-1.12%
XLUUtilities Select Sector SPDR Fund-194.9410,000.03-1.95%
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-165.3934,438.71-0.48%
XBISPDR S&P Biotech ETF-154.114,219.45-3.65%
FDNFirst Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund-150.529,037.38-1.67%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity8,771.832,285,802.060.38%
International Equity150.96833,243.560.02%
U.S. Fixed Income1,404.98688,649.300.20%
International Fixed Income243.0678,808.870.31%
Commodities 807.3569,871.401.16%
Asset Allocation39.909,781.730.41%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity50,084.692,285,802.062.19%
International Equity9,790.79833,243.561.18%
U.S. Fixed Income69,955.39688,649.3010.16%
International Fixed Income9,169.7378,808.8711.64%
Commodities 1,321.5669,871.401.89%
Asset Allocation-159.029,781.73-1.63%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
FLCOFranklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETF144,8831,335,404921.71%
OCIOClearShares OCIO ETF3913,177811.72%


Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF




ESGFlexShares STOXX U.S. ESG Impact Index Fund3,61615,263422.05%
FEUZFirst Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX ETF22,51582,720367.40%
PREFPrincipal Spectrum Preferred Securities Active ETF5,79219,038328.68%
AADRAdvisorShares Dorsey Wright ADR ETF10,01928,517284.62%
IYHiShares U.S. Healthcare ETF60,892157,614258.84%


Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF




DBPInvesco DB Precious Metals Fund41,62083,734201.18%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
SILJETFMG Prime Junior Silver ETF4.39%674,25671.88
SLVPiShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF3.10%299,46475.57
YOLOAdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF3.05%250,86560.68
THCXInnovation Shares Cannabis ETF2.88%345,67410.09
SILGlobal X Silver Miners ETF2.85%879,219377.99
PGMiPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN2.74%1,0703.72
KARSKraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility Index ETF2.43%39,81634.09
SLVOCredit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN2.39%31,38821.13
MJETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF2.24%1,763,0521,104.80
CHIHGlobal X MSCI China Health Care ETF 2.24%3,7361.60


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
TANInvesco Solar ETF55.80%0.07%397.79
PTFInvesco DWA Technology Momentum ETF47.62%-0.58%252.89
AGTiShares MSCI Argentina and Global Exposure ETF41.70%-2.31%26.87
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF41.62%-0.65%177.96
ARGTGlobal X MSCI Argentina ETF41.60%-2.66%103.06
IPORenaissance IPO ETF40.52%0.52%58.70
ARKGARK Genomic Revolution ETF39.91%-0.39%454.31
IPAYETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF38.74%-0.49%653.13
GREKGlobal X MSCI Greece ETF38.59%-0.32%402.73
FINXGlobal X FinTech ETF37.89%-0.49%443.69


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.