Weekly Update 7/19

We’ve put together an overview of all the biggest ETF moves so far this year!

The first half of 2019 has proven to be an exciting year for the markets. The geopolitical shifts we’ve observed have created new opportunities and challenges for asset managers. Exchange Traded Funds have capitalized on these market moves by continuing to provide investors with new ways to express their investment theses and navigate the turbulent waters. 

With the many market shifts we’ve seen throughout the year, we’ve decided to create a halftime report in order to highlight some of the biggest ETF moves and trends that have been observed so far this year.

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One Week ETF Trends

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

Precious metals were the clear winners last week, with the ETFMG Prime Junior Silver ETF SILJ boosting over 15%.

Natural gas and oil services ETFs declined for the week. Mexico focused ETF EWW took a hit as the July 22nd deadline for a US & Mexico migration deal loomed.

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

A number of International and US Treasury ETFs were among the top performers last week, with DFVL and FEMB taking the top spots in fixed income.

The VelocityShares Long LIBOR ETN ULBR fell from recent highs, dropping -3.86% by the end of the week.

US Listed ETFs – Equity – Top Inflows & Outflows

IVV saw almost a billion in inflows last week, while SPY saw $1.5B in outflows.

US Listed ETFs – Fixed Income – 1 Week Inflows & Outflows

High Yield corporate bond, HYG, led fixed income inflows last week with $563M pouring into the fund.

Short-term treasury ETFs saw large outflows last week, with over $500M leaving SHY.

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
Franklin Liberty Investment Grade Corporate ETFFLCO 397%
Credit Suisse FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN – May 11 – 2028FEUL 393%
VictoryShares U.S. Multi-Factor Minimum Volatility ETFVSMV 391%
VictoryShares Dividend Accelerator ETFVSDA 382%
VictoryShares International Volatility Wtd ETFCIL 382%
VictoryShares International High Div Volatility Wtd Index ETFCID 372%
SPDR NYSE Technology ETFXNTK 327%
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETFRWO 306%
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETFGSLC 285%
Invesco Optimum Yield Div. Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETFPDBC 283%

New Launches, Filings, Closings and Changes 

New Launches:

  • FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund QLV, 22bps
  • FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund QLVC, 32bps
  • FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund QLVE, 40bps
  • WBI BullBear Trend Switch U.S. Total Return ETF WBIN, 77bps
  • Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF CNBS, 75bps

New Filings:

  • Leuthold Core ETF
  • Schwab Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF
  • Schwab Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF
  • Schwab Long-Term U.S. Treasury ETF

Expense Ratio Changes:

  • iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF IJK, 25→24bps