Weekly Flows Positive Despite Market Turmoil

U.S.-listed ETFs on track for second-largest annual inflows ever.

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

With only two trading sessions unaccounted for, ETFs are on track to collect their second-largest annual inflow ever in 2018. Following this week’s $2.5 worth of inflows, the year-to-date inflows total for U.S.-listed ETFs rose to $309 billion, second only to 2017’s $476.1 billion haul.

In impressive fashion, ETFs had strong inflows throughout December, even as the U.S. stock market tumbled relentlessly. The S&P 500 briefly fell 20% below its all-time highs, spooked by global growth concerns spurred on by the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit and Fed rate hikes.

During this week specifically—the final full trading week of the year—investors pulled a modest $3.8 billion from U.S. equity ETFs. But inflows for international equity and U.S. fixed-income ETFs more than made up for that.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), with $8.4 billion worth of inflows, and the iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV), with $2.1 billion worth of inflows, were two of the biggest winners during the week.

On the other hand, the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) shed assets.

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 Trust8,375.76243,625.803.44%
QQQInvesco QQQ Trust2,375.5461,292.543.88%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF2,072.2820,164.4910.28%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF1,121.02146,254.640.77%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,039.4741,027.842.53%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF808.5120,475.833.95%
GLDSPDR Gold Trust750.9031,931.672.35%
IWBiShares Russell 1000 ETF657.1117,016.943.86%
ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETF489.5710,096.114.85%
BILSPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF470.728,294.805.67%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF-3,415.3488,692.10-3.85%
IVWiShares S&P 500 Growth ETF-2,372.9519,512.75-12.16%
IVEiShares S&P 500 Value ETF-1,656.7814,290.49-11.59%
IJSiShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF-867.065,277.38-16.43%
RPGInvesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF-749.001,982.91-37.77%
VTVVanguard Value ETF-741.3140,378.15-1.84%
JNKSPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF-701.716,714.91-10.45%
IJJiShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF-642.395,413.90-11.87%
MDYSPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust-570.0016,141.24-3.53%
HYGiShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF-566.3212,129.69-4.67%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity-3,826.231,857,060.45-0.21%
International Equity2,838.25723,009.430.39%
U.S. Fixed Income3,228.07585,550.120.55%
International Fixed Income-631.1264,893.83-0.97%
Commodities 921.9961,757.051.49%
Asset Allocation143.999,201.981.56%

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity132,933.281,857,060.457.16%
International Equity69,099.59723,009.439.56%
U.S. Fixed Income85,396.97585,550.1214.58%
International Fixed Income10,241.4464,893.8315.78%
Commodities 647.9461,757.051.05%
Asset Allocation1,395.719,201.9815.17%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
QLTAiShares Aaa-A Rated Corporate Bond ETF50,316342,427680.56%
FRAKVanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF119,183777,869652.67%
EZJProShares Ultra MSCI Japan2,82914,689519.18%
GNMAiShares GNMA Bond ETF26,095115,435442.36%
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF333,7251,450,641434.68%
ONEVSPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus7,78031,296402.26%
ACSIAmerican Customer Satisfaction ETF5,21018,891362.56%
JPMFJPMorgan Managed Futures Strategy ETF2,89710,379358.30%
BEMOAptus Behavioral Momentum ETF13,76548,735354.04%
DBJPXtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF522,3681,698,696325.19%


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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