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Weekly reviews of popular ETF market segments, including visualizations of major market moves, performance highlights, technical trends and more.


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ETF Playbooks Archives

 Global Thematic Playbook

7.28.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • The Evolving Consumer segment of thematic ETFs continued to see solid inflows over the past week, netting $261 million
  • The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) saw $315 million in net inflows over the past week, bringing its overall AUM to nearly $5 billion
  • KWEB has been the worst performer over the past month, declining 32.60%
  • Cannabis ETFs have dropped from their highs over the past month while the Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF (LIT) has climbed 8.26% in the period

 U.S. Factor Playbook

7.27.2021

An overview of the U.S. Factor ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Momentum/Growth ETFs saw sizeable net outflows of $719 million over the past week
  • The net inflows for the iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) totaled another $644 million on the week
  • Value strategies have been the worst performers across the 1-month and 3-month periods, but are the top performers in the YTD and 1-year periods
  • The Invesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF (RPG) has surged 5.86% while the Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (RPV) has declined 3.93% over the past month

 

 

 U.S. Sector & Industry Playbook

7.26.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Consumer Staples ETFs saw over $1 billion in net inflows while Financials ETFs saw over $1 billion in net outflows over the past week
  • The Health Care SPDR Fund (XLV) also gathered nearly $600 million in net inflows
  • Energy ETFs are down 9.97% over the past month, but remain the top performing sector thus far in 2021
  • The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) was the top performer over the past month, up 6.94%

 U.S. Size & Style Playbook

7.26.2021

An overview of the broad U.S. Size & Style ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Net outflows across most size & style segments last week, $5 billion flow out of large-cap beta
  • Large-cap growth ETFs still leading over past month (+6.48%); 11% divergence from small-cap value
  • Best performing S&S ETF over past month: iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF (IWY +7.18%)
  • Value across all sizes now sittin between 50 and 200 day moving averages

 Global Thematic Playbook

7.21.2021

An overview of the Global Thematic ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • The Evolving Consumer segment of thematic ETFs saw sizeable net inflows totaling $512 million while each of the other thematic segments saw net outflows over the past week
  • The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB) gathered another $596 million in net inflows over the past week while the ARK Invest ETF suite continued to see net outflows
  • Industrial Revolution is the top performing thematic segment across the one month, year-to-date, and 1-year periods
  • The VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX) was the top performer over the past month (+21.52%) while the VanEck Vectors Digital Transformation ETF (DAPP) declined 17.77%

 U.S. Factor Playbook

7.20.2021

An overview of the U.S. Factor ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Quality ETFs saw another week of solid net inflows ($391 million) while Size once again saw the most net outflows, totaling $759 million
  • Over the past week, the iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) gathered nearly $400 million in net inflows
  • Value strategies continued to decline over the past month (-2.33%) while Quality and Low Volatility strategies remain up in the period
  • The Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF (RZV) has been the worst performer over the past month (-7.63%) and also saw net outflows totaling nearly 10% of it's AUM in the past week

 U.S. Sector & Industry Playbook

7.19.2021

An overview of the U.S. Sector ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Health Care ETFs again led in net inflows (+$337 million) while Tech saw the most net outflows (-$379 million) over the past week
  • The Invesco KBW Bank ETF (KBWB) saw the most net inflows over the past week ($479 million) followed closely by the iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (IAT) which saw $453 million in net inflows
  • Real Estate ETFs led the charge over past month, up 2.43%, while Energy ETFs plummeted 12.26% in the period
  • The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (XES) declined over 20% over the past month, highlighting recent weakness in the Energy sector

 U.S. Factor Playbook

7.13.2021

An overview of the U.S. Factor ETF landscape - Performance, Flows, Valuations, Earnings, & Technicals.

  • Quality ETFs see sizeable inflows ($558 Million) while Size see outflows of $277 Million
  • Value strategies continue to lag Momentum/Growth strategies over the past month, but maintain year-to-date outperformance 
  • Invesco S&P 500 Momentum ETF (SPMO, +8.33%) is the top performer over the last month
  • Dividend ETFs still seeing inflows despite negative 1-month performance 

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