Canadian large cap ETFs have seen further outflows after a rocky 12 months as falling energy prices and volatile financials have harmed the largest listed companies in the country.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking the energy sector were hit on Friday, after news emerged that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia are in discussions about increasing oil production once again in response to soaring prices.
Emerging market corporate bonds have seen a performance boost over the last month following a sell-off in other developing economy assets.
The weakening euro has provided a boost to a number of European stock markets over recent weeks, with the French CAC 40 being the latest to break out to a decade high.
Socially responsible investments (SRI) within ETFs continue to raise positive returns in 2018 and have recovered better from earlier dips compared to many other mainstream markets.
A strengthening US dollar has contributed to a reversal of fortunes for emerging market equity ETFs after a strong run, with Turkey and Latin America among those hit the hardest by the recent sell-off.