This Week In ETFs



This Week In ETFs
Week of Feb. 8-12, 2021


What happened in ETF markets this week? We crunch the numbers below.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, data range is from Monday through Thursday's close. ETNs and leveraged/inverse ETFs are excluded.

Quick Stats

Total # of ETFs: 2,420
Total AUM: $5.85 trillion
Average Expense Ratio: 0.54%
5-Day Net Flows: $34.14 billion
30-Day Net Flows: $109.60 billion
90-Day Net Flows: $287.75 billion
YTD Net Flows: $112.29 billion
1-Year Net Flows: $539.64 billion

Best Performing ETFs

Two Amplify funds were in the group of top performers this week: the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK), which rose 17.40%, and the Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (CNBS), which rose 11.00% in a slight pullback for cannabis ETFs. The Global X Cannabis ETF (POTX) also performed well, rising 11.55^ over the week.

Other top performers include the Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY), which rose 12.79%; and the NorthShore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM), which gained 11.13%. 

Worst Performing ETFs

The week's worst performer was the Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption And Tech ETF (VCAR), which dropped 3.23%; followed by the ProShares Short Euro Fund (EUFX), which dropped 2.55%.

Other big declines were notched by several single country ETFs, including the Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK), which fell 2.33%; the iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (ENZL), which dropped 2.12%; and the Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NGE), which fell 2.05%;   

ETFs with the Largest 5-Day Net Inflows

Core S&P 500 ETFs led in flows this week, with the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) pulling in $6.84 billion in net assets; and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), gaining $4.51 billion in net assets. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) also gained $2.15 billion.

ARK funds were once again popular with investors: The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), which gained $1.24 billion, while the ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW) brought in $815 million. 

ETFs with the Largest 5-Day Net Outflows

The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) led in net 5-day outflows, losing $1.12 billion in net assets. Precious metals also saw outflows, with the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), losing $1.01 billion and the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) losing $767 million;

Sector funds also fell: the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV), dropped by $685 million in net assets; and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP), which fell $617 million in net assets;

ETF(s) With the Highest Yields

The Cambria Research Enhanced Value ETF (REVS) has lived up to its name: REVS has returned more income to investors over the past year than any other ETF. It has a trailing twelve-month yield of 26.50%. 

But that's yield at the fund level. The ETF portfolio with the highest weighted average yield for its constituent companies is the Invesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF (PXJ), with an average yield of 12.90%.

ETFs at the Largest % Above & Below Their 200-Day SMAs

Funds closing at significant levels above or below their 200-day simple moving averages (SMA) tend to be exhibiting long-term trends to the upside and downside, respectively.

The ETF at the largest percentage above its 200-day SMA is the Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (CNBS), which is 119.76% above its 200-day SMA. Meanwhile, the ETF at the largest percentage below its 200-day SMA is the ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY), which is 35.17% below its 200-day SMA.

Source: ETF Action


Notable Launches: 2/5-2/11

  • UBS launched seven new 2x leveraged factor ETNs, including:
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged US Value Factor TR ETN (IWDL)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged US Growth Factor TR ETN (IWFL)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged US Size Factor TR ETN (IWML)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged MSCI US Momentum Factor TR ETN (MTUL)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged MSCI US Quality Factor TR ETN (QULL)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged US Dividend Factor TR ETN (SCDL)
    • ETRACS 2x Leveraged MSCI US Minimum Volatility Factor TR ETN (USML)

  • Roundhill Streaming Services & Technology ETF (SUBZ): First ETF to invest in streaming services companies, including video streamers like Netflix; audio streaming like Spotify; and streaming tech firms like Roku.

  • Virtus Newfleet ABS/MBS ETF (VABS): Income-seeking active ETF that invests in short-duration, investment-grade securitized debt in asset-backed securities & mortgage-backed securities.

Notable Closures: 2/5-2/11

No notable closures this week.

Notable Filings: 2/5-2/11

Lara Crigger is the Editor-in-Chief of ETF Action. Contact her at



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