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ETFs AM Wrap-Up: $1 billion flows into SPY during yesterday’s volatile trading session

Mar 28, 2019

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  • $1 billion flowed into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) yesterday!  This is despite a volatile day of trading in the US stock market.  Net, close to $2 billion flowed into US large-cap and US SMID-Cap ETFs.  SPY has a “BUY” trading signal.  Both iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) and the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH) have “BUY” trading signals.  Are we seeing the beginning of an upward move in US stocks after a volatile month of trading? 
  • Nearly USD$600 million has flowed into the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) over the past week, which is roughly 1.8% of its total assets under management (USD$33.6 billion). 
  • Little more than USD$3.5 billion dollars has flowed into the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCIT) over the past 3-months.  That is more than 15% of its total USD$22.7 assets under management!  WHOA!  VCIT is in the top 5 of our universe in terms of 3-month fund flows but has a “SELL” trading signal according to our Quantamize models.

 

Top 5 ETFs by Assets Under Management (AUM)

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY $1,025,723,197 -$1,698,830,493 -$2,460,027,392 -$5,923,978,986 $260.90 0.09%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV $226,329,200 $609,313,980 $7,047,166,195 $2,776,754,085 $167.74 0.04%
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI $115,016,000 $665,104,486 $1,215,543,790 $3,751,315,040 $108.65 0.04%
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO $55,049,548 -$31,808,303 $3,003,184,868 $2,256,476,604 $106.46 0.04%
ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN MLPI $0 $0 -$22,262,025 -$131,829,532 $75.14 0.85%

Source: ETF Global

Top 5 ETFs by Lowest Net Expense Ratios

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
JPMORGAN BETABUILDERS U.S. EQUITY ETF BBUS $0 $2,537,000 $0 $0 $0.03 0.02%
SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF SPLG $8,253,267 -$40,779,257 $90,942,367 $277,971,345 $2.20 0.03%
SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF SPTM $6,987,583 $29,611,074 $103,069,109 $375,778,707 $3.05 0.03%
Schwab US Large-Cap ETF SCHX $3,360,359 $16,904,395 $271,933,619 $483,509,007 $15.35 0.03%
iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF ITOT -$15,999,425 $55,386,945 $91,465,660 $1,895,333,720 $18.44 0.03%

Source: ETF Global

Top 5 ETFs by 1-Day Fund Flow

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY $1,025,723,197 -$1,698,830,493 -$2,460,027,392 -$5,923,978,986 $260.90 0.09%
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR $244,393,600 $217,903,955 $24,580,680 $1,454,913,855 $42.67 0.07%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV $226,329,200 $609,313,980 $7,047,166,195 $2,776,754,085 $167.74 0.04%
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG $223,195,960 $411,568,910 -$2,499,310 $2,379,942,770 $16.04 0.49%
iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF IJH $187,266,100 $206,391,305 $538,528,815 $723,350,640 $47.82 0.07%

Source: ETF Global

Top 5 ETFs by 1-Week Fund Flow

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI $115,016,000 $665,104,486 $1,215,543,790 $3,751,315,040 $108.65 0.04%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV $226,329,200 $609,313,980 $7,047,166,195 $2,776,754,085 $167.74 0.04%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA $0 $594,584,620 $2,673,384,640 $2,846,947,460 $60.20 0.08%
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF LQD -$59,370,800 $574,469,570 $625,270,580 $1,845,502,040 $33.60 0.15%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF USMV $122,693,130 $470,228,500 $976,815,350 $4,088,694,580 $24.65 0.15%

Source: ETF Global

Top 5 ETFs by 1-Month Fund Flow

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV $226,329,200 $609,313,980 $7,047,166,195 $2,776,754,085 $167.74 0.04%
Graniteshares Gold Trust BAR $0 $4,563,300 $4,094,271,720 $4,227,369,850 $0.47 0.17%
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO $55,049,548 -$31,808,303 $3,003,184,868 $2,256,476,604 $106.46 0.04%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA $0 $594,584,620 $2,673,384,640 $2,846,947,460 $60.20 0.08%
Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ -$1,342,897,500 -$1,453,045,200 $1,859,911,400 $701,952,800 $69.93 0.20%

Source: ETF Global

Top 5 ETFs by 3-Month Fund Flow

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Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net Expense
Ratio (%)
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF IEMG $0 $0 $343,492,800 $5,149,022,160 $58.51 0.14%
Graniteshares Gold Trust BAR $0 $4,563,300 $4,094,271,720 $4,227,369,850 $0.47 0.17%
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF USMV $122,693,130 $470,228,500 $976,815,350 $4,088,694,580 $24.65 0.15%
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI $115,016,000 $665,104,486 $1,215,543,790 $3,751,315,040 $108.65 0.04%
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCIT $77,949,000 $172,680,000 $733,783,000 $3,518,005,504 $22.82 0.07%

Source: ETF Global

 

 

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