According to the Investment Company Institute, domestic exchange-traded fund assets declined by $4.1 billion in August to $164.8 billion. Meanwhile, assets in international ETFs increased by about $2.7 billion to $46.6 billion.
Bond ETF assets grew by $555 million to $13.7 billion, said the ICI, the main trade group for the mutual-fund business.
Total ETF assets decreased by about $832 million, or 0.3%, to $251.5 billion. For the month, ETFs posted negative net issuance of $41 million.