Weekly Update 8/9

Last week trade tensions escalated before Trump’s announcement of a tariff delay and U.S. mortgage debt hits a new record surpassing the 2008 peak. Thankfully, Olive Garden is offering a pass to a select 50 people for unlimited dining for life.

With the markets choppy last week, here’s what was making waves in the ETF marketplace.

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One Week ETF Trends

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

Argentina ETFs ARGT and AGT soared last week ahead of the country’s primary elections results. Egyptian ETF EGPT and Brazilian ETFs EWZS and FBZ also saw topperformance. 

Oil and MLP ETFs took the biggest hit last week, led by the SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF XES.

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

Convertible securities led fixed income gains last week, followed by emerging markets sovereign and government bond ETFs.

A mix of funds made the list for worst fixed income returns, led by Anfield Universal Fixed Income IFIF.

US Listed ETFs – Equity – Top Inflows & Outflows

VOO led equity inflows, followed by iShares MSCI Min Vol ETF USMV

SPY saw over $5B in outflows last week as trade tensions escalated and concerns of an economic cooldown grew.

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

Treasury bond ETFs BIL and IEF saw top inflows for the fixed income category, while corporate bond ETFs LQD and VCIT saw top outflows.

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
PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets EquityMFEM373%
iShares Commodities Select StrategyCOMT 356%
First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Low VolatilityDVOL 348%
JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap EquityJPSE 342%
iShares Core MSCI International Developed MarketsIDEV314%
Invesco 1-30 Laddered TreasuryPLW 309%
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small CapEWX 291%
First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted IndexQQEW 278%
SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap ValueMDYV255%
Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S.PXF 252%


New Launches, Filings, Closings andChanges 

New Filings:

  •  First Trust Active Factor Large CapETF
  • First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF
  • First Trust Active Factor Small CapETF
  • Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF
  • Fidelity Stocks for Inflation ETF
  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF – August
  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF – August
  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF – November
  • FT Cboe Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF – November

Expense Ratio Changes:

  • WisdomTree India Earnings Fund EPI, 85→84bps