Technology stock ETFs have enjoyed strong support from investors in recent weeks as they continued to rally on the back of a positive set of results for the third quarter. However, fears over a potential bubble forming in the sector remain, evident in the choppiness of the flows so far this year.
Smart beta growth stock ETFs have received healthy inflows over the past month as the global equity rally sees no sign of slowing.
While TrackInsight was launched for the purpose of shedding light on ETF replication accuracy, many in the industry still believe analysing the performance of trackers vis à vis their benchmark is not of primary importance.
Investors have ploughed more than $1.6 billion into socially responsible ETFs over the last year, prompting industry commentators to predict that SRI and ESG (environmental, social and governance) ETFs will become the mainstream.
Bond ETFs have enjoyed massive popularity over the past few years and total assets now already stand at $750bn, but BlackRock is predicting this figure could double by 2022 as demand continues to grow.
ETF investors have pumped more than $180 million into Austria stocks year to date, shrugging off concerns over the recent election of a nationalist.