ETF Weekly – Jan 21, 2018


The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) was the best performing non-leveraged ETF this week, up 4.4%. The honorable mention this week goes to the PowerShares DWA Developed Markets Momentum Portfolio (PIZ), with a 3.5% weekly gain.
And underperforming other ETFs is the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES), down 4.7% this week, after a very strong start to the year. The iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ), with a similar portfolio, fell 3.7% on the week.
Source: ETF Channel




Fund Flows

  • Investors added $15.9 billion to U.S.-listed ETFs this week
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) took the bulk of it, $7.8 billion of inflows that pushed assets under management for the world’s largest ETF to $292.4 billion, not far from the $300 billion milestone
  • iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG) was the top international equity fund of the week, with inflows of $1 billion, while the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX) was the most popular fixed-income product, with inflows of $571 million
  • The iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) had the biggest outflows of $1.2 billion on the week. It was followed by a group of bond ETFs including the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK), the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD), the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF).



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