Emerging market equity ETFs have amassed close to $50 billion year to date despite geopolitical turmoil brewing in the Middle East and anticipated interest rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve.
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Equity ETFs are on track to pull in $300 billion in 2017, after solid flows in November – but the flows have also fuelled continued regulator interest in the industry.
Technology ETFs, the darlings of investors for large parts of 2017, have suffered a setback as a result of a rotation into financials. However, the sell-off is likely to be temporary and mark an attractive entry point into the sector.
Retail-focused ETFs have gained millions of assets thanks to the holiday season and Black Friday sales. Now could be a good time to invest in the sector as Goldman Sachs anticipates at least a third of annual retail sales take place in the final three months of the year.
Exchange-traded fund assets are anticipated to reach $7.6 trillion by 2020 thanks to upcoming regulations and an increased number of participants, according to new research.
Japanese equity ETFs saw strong demand from European investors in October, although overall global flows into the asset category were negative as Asian buyers made redemptions.
The promoters of ETFs enjoyed net inflows (+€6.6 bn) for October. These flows were at the same level as the flows for September but were still below the rolling 12-month average of €6.9 bn.
European and US multi-factor ETFs have seen a surge of inflows in recent months as the western world equity rally shows no sign of abating and investors are keen to avoid market timing.
High yield ETFs have been experiencing substantial outflows over recent weeks, as investors’ attitudes towards riskier bonds have cooled following a setback in the asset class’s performance.
Aggregating ETFs designated as ‘smart beta’ in a composite portfolio demonstrates that the term does not lead to the definition of an asset class with specific risk/return attributes.
Equity and bond ETFs in the US barely reacted to two big pieces of market news over the last week, although industry experts have pointed to possible movement of municipal bond ETFs.