Weekly ETF Inflows Total Massive $10 Billion

Investors plowed billions into U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds as sentiment improved.

Reviewed by: etf.com Staff
Edited by: etf.com Staff

A massive $10 billion flowed into U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds this week as investors grew comfortable with the idea that the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates in the coming months. The S&P 500 neared the 2,100 level, reaching a one-month high.

The biggest beneficiaries of this week's positive sentiment were U.S. equity ETFs, which took in $9.1 billion in the week ending Thursday, May 26, according to FactSet data. U.S. fixed-income ETFs also were in favor, garnering net inflows of $1.3 billion, while international equity ETFs had net outflows of $1.4 billion. 

SPY & GLD See Inflows

As is typical in a week of big inflows, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY | A-97) was at the top of the heap. SPY had inflows of $2.6 billion, which was followed by the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM | A-91), with inflows of $1.5 billion.

Meanwhile, once again the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD | A-100) had notable inflows—$333 milliondespite the fact that gold prices fell to a three-month low below $1,210/oz amid growing rate hike expectations. 

EEM & International Equity ETFs Lead Outflows

On the other end of the spectrum was the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM | B-100), with outflows of $1.2 billion, the most of any ETF.

Coming in second and third on the outflows list were two other international ETFs: the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU | A-84), with outflows of $285 million; and the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ | B-47), with outflows of $256 million.

Top 10 Creations (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust2,622.76184,822.541.44%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,509.8625,615.856.26%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 Index Fund979.2345,061.852.22%
VEAVanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF558.8432,679.991.74%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund433.399,697.124.68%
VTVVanguard Value Index Fund397.2121,310.801.90%
IEMGiShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF354.6510,943.063.35%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust333.3434,076.330.99%
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund325.5060,653.790.54%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETF315.2527,576.611.16%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
EEMiShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF-1,245.5121,650.79-5.44%
EZUiShares MSCI Eurozone ETF-285.2610,675.61-2.60%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-256.4112,754.12-1.97%
XLKTechnology Select Sector SPDR Fund-251.1412,427.71-1.98%
DXJWisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund-247.008,471.65-2.83%
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF-230.524,467.57-4.91%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-225.3528,219.28-0.79%
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP-155.643,536.01-4.22%
HEZUiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Eurozone ETF-149.191,905.57-7.26%
VGKVanguard FTSE Europe ETF-140.0113,813.56-1.00%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity9,135.191,205,720.230.76%
International Equity-1,409.37466,066.26-0.30%
U.S. Fixed Income1,253.00372,654.440.34%
International Fixed Income29.2733,908.870.09%
Asset Allocation24.115,738.790.42%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
IAGGiShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF19,564103,845530.79%
FYTFirst Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund48,124131,105272.43%
REETiShares Global REIT ETF53,909118,437219.70%
PKBPowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio14,47138,014262.69%
FIBRiShares Edge U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF5361,048195.58%
DIVCC-Tracks ETN - Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor301374123.98%
VIOOVanguard S&P Small Cap 600 Index Fund ETF11,66520,514175.85%
EFViShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF303,302808,426266.54%
DVYAiShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF8,49915,453181.81%
REGLProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF39,05162,131159.10%

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.


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