ETF investors have pumped more than $180 million into Austria stocks year to date, shrugging off concerns over the recent election of a nationalist.
US investors have started selling their exposures to European equity ETFs as a strengthening dollar is drawing attention to domestic assets, while European counterparts continue to buy into local equities. Elsewhere, US financials are on track for the biggest annual inflows since 2013.
Japan ETFs are attracting assets from global investors as they are confident that leader Shinzo Abe will win the snap election on 22 October.
US-listed ETFs have gathered more than $28 billion in September – a new annual high – despite the Federal Reserve hinting at interest rate hikes – a move intended to return to normal monetary policy and ward off another Great Depression.
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.
US-based ETF investors are withdrawing en masse from currency-hedged international funds, despite advice to the contrary. The three largest currency-hedged ETFs in the US have seen combined outflows of around $3.5 billion so far this year as the US dollar has declined more than 9% against rival currencies.