WEEKLY UPDATE 9/6

Last week, stocks finished higher for a second week in row, Jack Ma stepped down as the CEO of AliBaba, and New York readied itself for fashion week.

While the models hit the runway this week, here’s what was “hot and not” from the ETF marketplace last week…

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One Week ETF Trends

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

Energy ETFs saw a huge spike last week, as oil prices surged due to data of declining US oil production and hope for continued production curbs by OPEC and friends. Semiconductors also saw positive performance for the week despite the ongoing trade war concerns, perhaps due to the new announcements from Huawei and anticipation for the iPhone 11 reveal today.

Precious metals were the clear losers last week, with all names making the worst performance list related to either gold or silver. The price of gold suffered one of the largest falls in six years on Thursday.

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

Emerging markets fixed income ETFs took off last week as well, but the iShares international preferred stock ETF IPFFled with an almost 5% gain.

US Listed ETFs – Equity – Top Inflows & Outflows

Large capUS giants led equity inflows, with VTIand SPYat the top.

Consumer staples and consumer discretionary ETFs XLPand XLYsaw outflows, as concerns of an economic recession continue to grow.

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

Treasury ETFs TLTand IEDsaw largestinflows, while HYG saw over $600M in 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
First Trust Latin America AlphaDEX FundFLN389%
Nuveen Enhanced Yield U.S. Agg. Bond ETFNUAG 382%
iShares Global Utilities ETFJXI380%
iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETFCOMT 344%
iShares ESG MSCI U.S.A. ETFESGU329%
SPDR Portfolio Short Term Corporate Bond ETFSPSB 291%
VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETNDSLV 253%
Goldman Sachs Access Inv. Grade Corp. Bond ETFGIGB248%
iShares Global Consumer Staples ETFKXI244%
iShares Global Tech ETFIXN243%



New Launches, Filings, Closings andChanges  


New Launches:

  • Innovator S&P 500 Power Buffer ETF – September PSEP, 79bps
  • Innovator S&P 500 Buffer ETF – September BSEP, 79bps
  • Innovator S&P 500 Ultra Buffer ETF – September USEP, 79bps
  • Wisdom Tree Cloud Computing Fund WCLD, 45bps


New Filings:

  • Anfield Tactical Fixed Income ETF
  • Anfield U.S. Equity Sector Rotation ETF
  • Direxion PortfolioPlus S&P(R) Composite 1500 ETF
  • Unified Series Absolute Core Strategy ETF
  • Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF