Treasury ETFs and an S&P 500 fund top July inflow leaderboard

Anastasiia Makarevich

Exchange traded funds related to Treasury bonds found themselves at the top of the leaderboard for investor capital inflows in July. The list also featured benchmark S&P 500-tracking ETFs.

For last month, the three ETFs that amassed the greatest investor flows are the iShares U.S. Treasury Bond ETF (BATS:GOVT), iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT), and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:VOO).

In total, these three funds accumulated $12.34B in July, led by GOVT, which took in $4.79B on the month. GOVT is a fund that aims to offer investors access to the U.S. Treasuries market ranging from 1-30 year maturities. GOVT is attached with a 0.05% expense ratio and has $23.07B assets under management.

TLT, which focuses on longer U.S. Treasury notes, pulled in $3.78B in July. Moreover, the fund has a 0.15% expense ratio and $24.47B assets to its name.

The third-place inflow leader was the benchmark VOO, which mirrors the moves of the S&P 500 index. VOO is the world’s third largest ETF with $264.24B assets under management. Furthermore, the ETF has a low cost 0.03% expense ratio.

From a performance stance, in 2022 GOVT is -7.1%, TLT is lower by 17.1%, and VOO has declined 13.7%. See the chart below:

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