Last week, stocks climbed as positivity ran high and global uncertainty diminished as optimism around US-China tensions increased. Positive comments regarding Brexit emerged, which also helped to boost global equities. On Sunday the Houston Astros managed to win Game 2 after a brutal loss to the Yankees the day before, and the two are now tied in the ALCS.

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One Week ETF Trends

US Listed ETFs – Equity – 1 Week Best & Worst Returns

With Brexit looming, the First Trust and iShares UK ETFs FKU and EWUS led equity returns last week.

Cannabis seemed to be the biggest loser, taking all bottom 5 performing spots. MLP ETFs MLPY, MLPE, and MLPO also posted negative returns.

US Listed ETFs – Fixed Income – 1 Week Best & Worst Returns

The VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN bounced up 16% last week, and was followed by WisdomTree Negative Duration High Yield Bond ETF HYND.

Long duration Treasury ETFs ZROZ and EDV saw the poorest performance, followed by iPath 2-year Treasuy Bull ETN DTUL.

US Listed ETFs – Equity – 1 Week Top Inflows & Outflows

SPY led equity inflows, followed by iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM and Vanguard’s index fund VTI.

VOO saw a total of $2.7B in outflows, which far outshadowed the $531M outflows from IYR.

US Listed ETFs – Fixed Income -1 Week Top Inflows & Outflowss

Intermediate term Corporate bond ETF HYG led fixed income inflows, followed by the iShares 20+ and 7-10 year Treasury bond ETFs TLT and IEF.

Those that made the top the outflow list saw small outflow numbers, and were led by SPDR Blackstone / GSO Senior Loan ETF SRLN.

On-Screen Liquidity Momentum

Top 10 secondary-market volume increases where ADV 5-day increased substantially over ADV 20-day and ADV 5-day > $10mm

ETF NameTicker%Diff.
Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFNUAG363%
iShares Government/Credit Bond ETFGBF362%
iShares Global Utilities ETFJXI348%
Invesco 1-30 Laddered Treasury ETFPLW298%
iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETFIWS284%
iShares Agency Bond ETFAGZ259%
PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETFCORP221%
SPDR Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Municipal Bond ETFHYMB220%
VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETFPPH218%
iShares Global Tech ETFIXN217%

Launches, Filings, Closings, and Other Changes


  • HCM Defender 500 Index ETF LGH, 125bps
  • HCM Defender 100 Index ETF QQH, 125bps
  • IPath Silver ETN SBUG, 40bps
  • ETFMG Sit Ultra Short ETF VALT, 30bps


  • First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF
  • AdvisorShares DWA Alpha Equal Weight ETF
  • AdvisorShares DWA FSM All Cap World ETF
  • AdvisorShares DWA FSM US Core ETF