ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States reached US$3.59 trillion at the end of November 2018

LONDON — December 14, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States reached US$3.59 trillion at the end of November 2018, an increase of 2.6% from US$3.50 trillion at the end of October. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
 
Highlights

  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US increased by 2.6% during November 2018 to reach $3.59 Tn.
  • Year-to-date, assets have increased by 4.9% from $3.42 Tn at the end of 2017.
  • In November 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US saw net inflows of $44.0 Bn.

 
“While trade talks continue to make noise in the headlines, the very real prospect of slowing global growth appears to be filtering into market sentiment. A seemingly more reposed approach to monetary policy along with the China-US trade truce provided enough of a tailwind to lift US markets to finish in the green by the end of November, with the S&P 500 gaining 2.04% over the month bringing the year-to-date gain to 5.11%. Apart from the Eurozone, where various domestic issues continue to dominate, most developed markets closed the month with marginal gains. The S&P developed ex-US BMI was up 0.17% in November with year-to-date declines of 9.66%. EM and FM bounced back from the October fall, finishing up 4.61% and 1.94% respectively, softening year-to-date declines to 11.2% and 9.0%”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
 
According to ETFGI’s November 2018 US ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States regained some of the ground lost during October, when assets fell from a record high of $3.73 Tn at the end of September. Year-to-date, assets have increased by 4.9%, from $3.42 Tn at the end of 2017. At the end of November, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,227 ETFs/ETPs, from 147 providers on 3 exchanges.
 
US ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of November 2018
 

 
In November 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US saw net inflows of $44.0 Bn. Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with $29.2 Bn, while leveraged inverse ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $9 Mn. Year-to-date through end of November, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of $263 Bn. Equity products gathered the largest net inflows with $173 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $2.84 Bn. During November, the top 20 ETFs collectively gathered $27.9 Bn in net new assets.
 
Top 20 ETFs by monthly net inflows: United States
 

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Nov-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Nov-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA 
(US$ Mn) Nov-18
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY US 265,666 26,191 (12,760) 3,727
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF IEMG US 50,187 1,033 14,596 3,502
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF SHY US 17,170 226 5,931 2,043
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF SHV US 17,372 263 9,332 1,733
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF BIL US 6,984 207 5,028 1,661
iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF IWD US 39,203 334 (1,964) 1,517
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA US 67,376 595 7,559 1,216
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF USMV US 18,844 191 2,584 1,147
JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF JPST US 4,412 90 4,346 1,094
Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF VGSH US 4,644 74 2,738 1,043
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI US 101,581 429 7,860 1,039
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund FXH US 2,353 88 1,231 1,027
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO US 102,423 714 15,510 1,004
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF VIG US 31,201 127 2,263 986
Vanguard Total World Stock ETF VT US 12,529 161 2,439 960
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV US 160,546 1,319 16,123 918
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG US 53,652 448 2,891 885
iShares National Muni Bond ETF MUB US 10,565 141 1,220 848
Vanguard Value ETF VTV US 44,846 164 7,237 768
Schwab Short-Term US Treasury ETF SCHO US 3,769 56 1,603 768

 
 
Similarly, during November, the top 10 ETPs collectively gathered $1.97 Bn in net new assets.
 
Top 20 ETFs by YTD net inflows: United States
 

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Nov-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Nov-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA 
(US$ Mn) Nov-18
VelocityShares Daily 3x Inv Natural Gas ETN DGAZ US 362 297 916 534
United States Oil Fund LP USO US 1,570 476 (348) 368
VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN UWT US 307 147 291 311
SPDR Gold Shares GLD US 28,938 1,024 (2,872) 309
ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil UCO US 348 100 (137) 187
Large Cap Growth Index-Linked ETN due 2028 FRLG US 460 4 492 77
iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust GSG US 1,250 20 (51) 66
ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures SVXY US 411 131 1,051 41
SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust GLDM US 308 4 283 36
FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN FIHD US 1,543 4 458 35

 

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Previously Deborah Fuhr served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. She also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates. 
 
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