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Summary of Q2 2018 ETF Flows and Trends¹

  • Total US-listed ETF Assets reached $3.54 trillion at the end of Q2 2018, a 18.7% year-over-year increase. Estimated net asset flows in Q2 2018 totaled $57 billion, down slightly from Q1 2018.
  • US Equity ETFs received the strongest estimated net inflows in Q2 2018, totaling $38 billion, rebounding from a lackluster Q1, in which estimated net inflows totaled just $1.3 billion. Sector Equity ETFs received an estimated $2.3 billion in net inflows for Q2 2018, down from $10.2 billion in Q1.
  • Taxable Bond ETFs received the second highest estimated net inflows in Q2 2018 with $29 billion, nearly doubling the total from Q1. Municipal Bond ETFs received nearly $2 billion in estimated net inflows during Q2 2018, setting a new high-water mark for net inflows in a calendar quarter for the category.
  • International Equity ETFs had the largest estimated net outflows during Q2 2018, totaling $12 billion, following a strong Q1, in which the category added $33 billion in estimated net inflows.
  • Commodities ETFs and Alternatives ETFs both had estimated net outflows in Q2 2018, totaling $0.9 billion and $0.8 billion, respectively.

¹ Source: Morningstar, as of 6/30/18. Includes all US-listed exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes and other exchange-traded products. All net inflow and outflow numbers are estimates based on information provided by Morningstar.

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