Summary of Q2 2016 Estimated ETF Flows and Trends
- Overall US listed ETF net inflows totaled $34.2 billion in Q2, slightly accelerating from $32.8 billion in net inflows in the previous quarter.
- For the second quarter in a row, the strongest category for net asset flows was Taxable Bond ETFs, with $13.1 billion in net inflows in Q2.
- Flows into US Equity ETFs rebounded in Q2 with $12 billion in net inflows, reversing the $2.1 billion in net outflows from Q1. Flows into Sector
- Equity ETFs also rebounded in Q2 with $3.3 billion in net inflows, compared to $5.5 billion in net outflows in Q1.
- For the second straight quarter, Commodity ETFs had relatively strong net asset flows with $6.9 billion in net inflows, a large percentage of which came from precious metals ETFs. However, unlike Q1, the "broad commodity ETFs" subcategory also had a significant increase in net inflows, totaling $770 million. This represents the strongest level of net inflows for broad commodity ETFs since Q1 of 2011.
- International Equity ETFs reported net outflows totaling $3.8 billion in Q2, marking the second consecutive quarter for net outflows.
All net inflow and outflow numbers are estimates based on information provided by Morningstar.
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