Weekly ETF Inflows Total $16B

Investors added money to U.S. equity, international equity and fixed income ETFs during the week ending Thursday, Dec. 5.

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

Gifts aren't the only thing people are buying this holiday season. Investors bought up $15.9 billion worth of ETFs this week, too. This week's data, which measures U.S.-listed ETF flows for the week ending Thursday, Dec. 5, showed that investors were particularly interested in U.S. equity ETFs. That segment picked up $11 billion of fresh cash as the S&P 500 rallied back near record highs.

U.S. stocks sold off during the first half of the week on worries that a trade deal with China wouldn't get done, but they quickly rebounded as optimism returned thanks to positive comments from various U.S. and Chinese officials. A deal would halt tariffs on $156 billion worth of Chinese goods that are scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 15.

Meanwhile, $1.9 billion flowed into international equity ETFs and $3.1 billion went into U.S. fixed income ETFs this week. The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield edged up to 1.84% on Friday after a robust U.S. jobs report dashed recession fears.

Year-to-date ETF inflows now stand at $280.2 billion, ahead of last year's $261.8 billion pace.

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 Trust5,119.81289,135.791.77%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF1,127.68126,898.990.89%
IJHiShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF690.1852,112.041.32%
IJRiShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF536.4946,904.871.14%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund505.0113,810.703.66%
VYMVanguard High Dividend Yield ETF493.4028,821.371.71%
TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF420.4117,939.102.34%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF410.8010,288.873.99%
SCZiShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF366.2310,437.723.51%
MINTPIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF355.5913,695.002.60%


Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund-635.8310,338.99-6.15%
IEFiShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF-558.0618,666.92-2.99%
SPLVInvesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF-447.1511,973.61-3.73%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-371.5042,125.39-0.88%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust-230.7181,011.29-0.28%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-227.1519,016.44-1.19%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF-221.1020,701.78-1.07%
VNQVanguard Real Estate ETF-211.8736,905.13-0.57%
IBBiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF-191.397,769.84-2.46%
VIGVanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF-142.8240,415.47-0.35%


ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity11,010.982,438,869.790.45%
International Equity1,931.50852,374.850.23%
U.S. Fixed Income3,059.11748,597.320.41%
International Fixed Income47.3187,719.530.05%
Commodities ETFs-321.9278,866.33-0.41%
Asset Allocation67.0010,576.320.63%


Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity112,730.042,438,869.794.62%
International Equity18,239.08852,374.852.14%
U.S. Fixed Income123,326.83748,597.3216.47%
International Fixed Income18,354.5087,719.5320.92%
Commodities ETFs7,759.3278,866.339.84%
Asset Allocation577.3310,576.325.46%


Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
MOTIVanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF23,977175,836733.34%
IBDQiShares iBonds Dec 2025 Term Corporate ETF155,705765,183491.43%
SDGiShares MSCI Global Impact ETF9,36038,318409.38%
ADREInvesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund5,71821,196370.68%
HYMBSPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETF124,877443,837355.42%
WPSiShares International Developed Property ETF11,13040,809366.65%
OILiPath Series B S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETN42,084150,146356.78%
RYFInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF27,25389,954330.06%
DBPInvesco DB Precious Metals Fund30,17791,348302.71%
DNLWisdomTree Global ex-US Quality Dividend Growth Fund8,94324,286271.58%


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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
EVIXVelocityShares 1X Long VSTOXX Futures ETN12.01%9,1981.65
VIXYProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF11.66%10,978,087325.89
VXXiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN11.31%159,846,4381,032.08
GAZiPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN5.42%6,9063.30
SILJETFMG Prime Junior Silver Miners ETF4.98%761,882118.22
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP4.77%19,620,805375.01
VXZiPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN3.85%58,60625.50
VIXMProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF3.80%304,64049.68
JOiPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN3.74%239,67266.30
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF3.59%43,727,1235,001.52


Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
VIIXVelocityShares Daily Long VIX Short-Term ETN75.23%0.00%21.39
INRMarket Vectors-Indian Rupee/USD ETN68.83%0.00%0.48
TANInvesco Solar ETF52.35%0.96%402.48
ITBiShares U.S. Home Construction ETF49.86%-1.56%1,226.84
SMHVanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF48.19%-2.69%1,315.25
XSDSPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF48.02%-2.55%415.77
PALLAberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF47.06%1.23%284.76
SOXXiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF45.89%-3.06%2,150.95
PBWInvesco WilderHill Clean Energy ETF45.29%-1.28%190.85
INDSPacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF44.97%-0.36%35.91


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.