As the Chinese stock market closes for the long holiday and local workers head to their homes to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog, we take a look at China ETFs.
Stock market ETFs continue to be impacted as investors appear to be spooked by changing monetary policy and limited boost from White House economic incentives.
The European ETF market saw assets soar some 40% in 2017, the best rate it has seen since 2009, and experts are predicting further boosts from various factors, including the introduction of the MiFID II regulation in Europe early this year.
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.
European investors have been selling out of gold ETFs, according to figures from the World Gold Council, with the price of the shiny metal falling back below the $1,300/oz mark during September.
Spanish stock ETFs have seen some small outflows following the controversial independence referendum in Catalonia, but the impact has been muted despite the shocking violence that ensued in the Spanish region and the number of headlines that have grabbed the news over the weekend.