ETF investors should look to developed or emerging small caps excluding the US as domestic smaller companies are not benefitting from foreign growth and dollar weakness like their larger counterparts.
In an ETF market worth close to $4 trillion, socially responsible ETFs, known as environmental, social, governance (ESG) funds, are still on the rise, but they all invest in different ways and produce very different returns.
ETFs saw record inflows of $247 billion in the first half of the year, pushing assets under management to $2.971 trillion and concluding almost 16 consecutive months of positive inflows.
Passive investment vehicles in the UK, including exchange traded funds (ETFs), are set to benefit from a key regulatory report released by the country’s financial regulator last week.
ETFs have been the driving force behind recent market gains in the US, but don’t expect the S&P 500 to end the year higher than current levels, new research has warned.
After much anticipation, index provider MSCI finally decided to include Chinese A-Shares into its EM and ACW indices starting in May 2018, but the impact on flows into the region’s ETFs has so far been muted.