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US ETF and ETP assets pass USD4tn mark


Assets invested in the US ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the USD4 trillion milestone at the end of July, according to ETFGI’s July 2019 US ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.

ETFs and ETPs listed in US gathered net inflows of USD33.90 billion in July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD149.76 billion. Assets invested in the US ETF/ETP industry have increased by 1.6 per cent, from USD3.96 trillion at the end of Julne, to a new record of USD4.02 trillion

“The S&P 500 gained 1.4 per cent in July, as strong earnings combined with signs of economic growth and expectations of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve supported equity gains. International markets posted losses, with the S&P Developed Ex-US and the S&P Emerging BMI both down 1 per cent, with headwinds including US dollar strength. Boris Johnson began his term as UK Prime Minister with demands for a renegotiation of the EU withdrawal agreement, issuing a threat to otherwise leave without one. Pound sterling fell to near its lowest in two years.  according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

At the end of July 2019, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,280 ETFs/ETPs, from 151 providers listed on three exchanges.

In July 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD33.90 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in US attracted the largest net inflows of USD23.62 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD64.92 billion, considerably less than the USD89.77 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of July 2018. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed in US attracted net inflows of USD7.56 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD73.10 billion, substantially more than the USD46.61 billion in net inflows Fixed Income products had attracted by the end of July 2018. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered USD2.34 billion bringing net inflows to USD2.49 billion for 2019 which is significantly greater than the USD968 Mn in net outflows gathered through July 2018.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD26.23 billion in July, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered USD4.08 billion alone.

The top 10 ETP’s by net new assets collectively gathered USD3.50 billion in July. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered USD1.35 billion alone.

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