Weekly Inflows Total $13B

Investors continued to add to their ETF holdings during the first week of December.

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

ETF inflows continued to mount during the first week of the final month of the year. According to FactSet, U.S.-listed ETFs added $13.1 billion of new money during the week ending Thursday, Dec. 7. Year-to-date inflows now stand at $437 billion.

The vast majority of this week's flows, $9.8 billion, went into U.S. equity ETFs. Stock investors were elated after the Senate passed its tax bill last weekend. The S&P 500 briefly touched a fresh record high of 2,665 on Monday.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) was the biggest individual ETF winner, with inflows of $4.6 billion. That was followed by inflows of a little more than $1 billion each for the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM).

Notable Outflows

On the other hand, three smart-beta products had notable outflows during the week. The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV), the iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) and the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) had outflows ranging from $400 million to $800 million.

Other asset classes also had inflows during the period, but they were much more modest. International equity ETFs took in $998 billion in total; U.S. fixed-income ETFs garnered $819 million; and international fixed-income ETFs had inflows of $364 million.

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 Trust4,633.68258,044.131.83%
XLPConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund1,059.529,547.8712.48%
IWMiShares Russell 2000 ETF1,034.5146,396.722.28%
IVViShares Core S&P 500 ETF863.96140,185.210.62%
XLFFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund842.2132,896.462.63%
DIASPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust779.2421,005.903.85%
SHViShares Short Treasury Bond ETF518.087,220.067.73%
IWDiShares Russell 1000 Value ETF504.6439,990.451.28%
VBVanguard Small-Cap ETF500.7221,077.352.43%
VTVVanguard Value ETF483.3435,879.201.37%

Top 10 Redemptions (All ETFs)

TickerNameNet Flows ($,mm)AUM ($, mm)AUM % Change
QQQPowerShares QQQ Trust-951.0457,877.44-1.62%
LQDiShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF-894.5638,801.21-2.25%
XLIIndustrial Select Sector SPDR Fund-841.3512,187.38-6.46%
USMViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF-783.0815,000.22-4.96%
MTUMiShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF-671.945,170.73-11.50%
VOOVanguard S&P 500 ETF-514.4581,226.57-0.63%
QUALiShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF-432.234,116.89-9.50%
XLVHealth Care Select Sector SPDR Fund-401.8516,725.24-2.35%
HEDJWisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund-360.838,256.02-4.19%
SCZiShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF-356.999,982.03-3.45%

ETF Weekly Flows By Asset Class

 Net Flows ($, mm)AUM ($, mm)% of AUM
U.S. Equity9,759.051,873,103.200.52%
International Equity998.19770,561.170.13%
U.S. Fixed Income819.01521,762.440.16%
International Fixed Income364.4257,449.760.63%
Commodities ETFs279.6665,069.180.43%
Asset Allocation-6.038,808.91-0.07%

Top 10 Volume Surprises, Funds >$50 mm AUM

TickerNameAverage Volume
(30 Day)
1 Week Average
% of Average
PFIPowerShares DWA Financial Momentum Portfolio8,78532,785373.18%
RBUSNationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF1,2293,445280.28%
IWXiShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF10,25228,969282.57%
KCESPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF10,94632,025292.58%
RJAElements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN36,64087,291238.24%
ZROZPIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Treasury Index ETF16,40150,087305.40%
OUSMO’Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF21,67350,602233.48%
PRNPowerShares DWA Industrials Momentum Portfolio12,19024,613201.91%
PTFPowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio10,88227,077248.82%
PICKiShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF140,779374,210265.81%

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

TickerNameWeekly PerformanceWeekly VolumeAUM ($, mm)
NGEGlobal X MSCI Nigeria ETF7.32%407,57567.36
URAGlobal X Uranium ETF6.87%3,412,912344.14
EQRRProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF3.90%52,66315.57
SPVMPowerShares S&P 500 Value With Momentum Portfolio3.82%9,4152.84
GCEClaymore CEF Index-Linked GS Connect ETN3.69%17,8567.51
CHEPAGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund3.36%1,5891.27
AYTiPath GEMS Asia 8 ETN3.33%6,0261.45
TURiShares MSCI Turkey ETF3.25%1,829,795357.72
QATiShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF3.03%86,85649.63
FTXDFirst Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF2.71%2,5451.06

Top 10 YTD Performers

TickerNameYTD PerformanceWeekly PerformanceAUM ($, mm)
XIVHVelocityShares VIX Short Volatility Hedged ETN101.36%0.79%68.02
ARKKARK Innovation ETF84.84%-2.35%291.28
ARKWARK Web x.0 ETF81.11%-1.13%189.92
CXSEWisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund70.22%-1.66%122.03
CQQQGuggenheim China Technology ETF66.37%-4.20%416.82
EMQQEmerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF59.89%-1.55%367.22
KWEBKraneShares CSI China Internet ETF59.49%-1.49%1,126.64
BOTZGlobal X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF56.73%-2.56%1,385.51
REMXVanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF55.97%-7.76%138.73
SCIFVanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF55.51%-1.60%366.27

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.