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ETF AM Wrap-Up: Investors Buying Treasury Bond and Small-Cap ETFs

Apr 30, 2019

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  • Some degree of risk-off feel was prevalent in markets yesterday as the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) received the highest 1-day fund flow yesterday of $507.4 million among our universe of 3,000+ ETFs. With yesterday’s elevated inflow, the TLT’s 1-month fund flow now sits at $3.3 billion, the second-highest among funds in our ETF universe.
     
  • The TLT is currently rated “Sell” in our AI Trading Signals.
     
  • Small-cap funds were in high demand yesterday with the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) as the number 2 and 3 ETFs in our universe by 1-day fund flows, respectively. Our ETF models again this week highlight US small-cap ETFs as the ETFs to own, something we discuss more in, “Top ETF Ideas for the Week: Models Continue Bias Towards US Small-Cap ETFs”.
     
  • The IJR is currently rated “Best” in our ETF Smart Beta Scores and “Sell” in our AI Trading Signals according to our models.  The IWM is currently rated “Best” in our ETF Smart Beta Scores and “Buy” in our AI Trading Signals according to our 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 -$58,694,018 -$2,889,483,786 $3,963,640,563 $1,594,688,312 $278.19 0.09%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV -$118,184,480 -$486,724,605 $2,611,060,310 $3,165,844,990 $178.86 0.04%
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI $79,077,248 $220,542,816 $865,210,892 $2,331,823,562 $115.04 0.04%
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO $799,097 -$48,687,231 $1,220,280,178 $5,530,361,394 $113.08 0.04%
Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ -$343,242,000 $571,504,850 $1,173,583,650 $2,231,664,250 $76.21 0.20%
 

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 $0 $2,602,500 $0 $0.03 0.02%
SPDR Portfolio Large Cap ETF SPLG $12,075,243 $48,045,247 $80,947,047 $332,809,711 $2.39 0.03%
SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF SPTM $0 $99,881,365 $169,120,560 $276,492,348 $3.38 0.03%
Schwab US Large-Cap ETF SCHX $3,509,770 $62,877,056 $516,128,994 $834,487,880 $16.65 0.03%
iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF ITOT $0 $82,713,800 $598,320,645 $1,441,402,085 $19.99 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 (%)
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT $507,375,820 $432,366,760 $3,261,223,340 $3,060,902,290 $13.01 0.15%
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR $383,689,440 $423,417,360 $192,070,365 $928,973,280 $45.06 0.07%
iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM $300,852,460 $136,160,645 -$1,296,706,445 -$1,565,930,355 $43.60 0.20%
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF $264,697,560 $78,866,565 $1,360,191,838 -$7,455,767 $25.80 0.13%
iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF IJH $138,042,450 $245,705,875 $316,683,030 $1,200,587,560 $50.73 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 (%)
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF SDY -$5,056,404 $944,431,818 $1,034,782,765 $1,147,157,950 $19.69 0.35%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA $0 $920,174,520 $2,210,121,920 $5,112,822,420 $64.01 0.08%
Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ -$343,242,000 $571,504,850 $1,173,583,650 $2,231,664,250 $76.21 0.20%
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust DIA $0 $541,756,333 $1,017,120,352 $365,922,072 $22.40 0.17%
Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund XLK $113,943,958 $482,344,926 $502,135,786 -$539,334,554 $21.09 0.13%

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 (%)
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY -$58,694,018 -$2,889,483,786 $3,963,640,563 $1,594,688,312 $278.19 0.09%
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT $507,375,820 $432,366,760 $3,261,223,340 $3,060,902,290 $13.01 0.15%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV -$118,184,480 -$486,724,605 $2,611,060,310 $3,165,844,990 $178.86 0.04%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA $0 $920,174,520 $2,210,121,920 $5,112,822,420 $64.01 0.08%
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF $264,697,560 $78,866,565 $1,360,191,838 -$7,455,767 $25.80 0.13%

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 (%)
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO $799,097 -$48,687,231 $1,220,280,178 $5,530,361,394 $113.08 0.04%
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA $0 $920,174,520 $2,210,121,920 $5,112,822,420 $64.01 0.08%
Graniteshares Gold Trust BAR $0 -$1,898,250 -$8,228,750 $4,105,621,020 $0.45 0.17%
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV -$118,184,480 -$486,724,605 $2,611,060,310 $3,165,844,990 $178.86 0.04%
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT $507,375,820 $432,366,760 $3,261,223,340 $3,060,902,290 $13.01 0.15%

Source: ETF Global

 

 

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