Tensions between the US and China have pushed ETF investors to heavily trade certain US sector ETFs and generally make more defensive…
European stocks, and particularly the German market, have been hit once again over recent days by the possibility of political turmoil in Germany caused by disagreements within the ruling coalition over the country’s migrant policy.
Brazilian ETFs have suffered significant falls over the past week as politics, recent labour strikes and lacklustre economic growth have combined to force investors to take a cautious stance.
Investors have yanked cash from emerging market ETFs ahead of central bank decisions, although the region has seen a little relief around the Trump-Kim summit.
Investors continue to place money into tech stock ETFs, particularly in the US, which has temporarily offset concerns about a trade war.
Exchange traded funds tracking Spanish and Italian equities have suffered significant falls over the past week as a result of events that threaten the political stability in both countries, and in the case of Italy raise fresh concerns over the rise of populism in Europe as a whole.