Bond ETFs Remain Top Draw in June | ETF Trends

Despite a choppy month on Eurozone debt concerns, both stock and bond exchange traded funds saw positive flows in June. While ETF investors moved back into the equities market, fixed-income assets still remained a hot draw.

By the end of June, assets in U.S.-listed ETFs and exchange traded notes stood at $1.18 trillion, or 4% higher month-over-month and up 7% for the same month last year, according to the ETF Industry Association. [ETFs Gather Over $4 Billion in May as Bonds Favored]

Over the month, long fixed-income exchange traded products gained $4.8 billion, U.S. equity ETPs gathered $4.3 billion in assets, commodities attracted $1.3 billion and global/international equity funds added $1.2 billion.

So far year-to-date, the ETF universe has expanded by $75.91 billion in assets, with U.S. equity ETPs bringing in $22.7 billion, fixed-income funds adding $35.1 billion, global/international equity ETPs gaining $12.2 billion, real estate attracting $12.2 billion and commodities gathering $3.4 billion.

Among the big three, State Street saw $4.8 billion in new inflows, BlackRock’s iShares experienced $3.5 in new cash and Vanguard added $1.3 billion.