ETFs investing in UK equities are down 2.9% over the last month after the fall of Sterling currency, lower-than-expected inflation data and the Bank of England’s hesitation to raise interest rates one year after Brexit.
Inflows into India-focused equity ETFs have turned positive over the last week in anticipation of further cuts to interest rates and an uptick in economic growth.
US technology stocks are suffering once again amid a fresh sell-off, which has hit flows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking this area of the market over recent days.
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.
Eastern European ETFs have delivered double-digit returns over the past year, with most countries in the region enjoying robust growth. However, investors are still staying away from the region, which could be due to their fears over Russia and the big part it plays in the broad Eastern Europe indices.
Asia Pacific ETFs have been particularly popular with investors in June, according to data from Lyxor, as low valuations in the region attract inflows. This comes at a time when valuations in developed markets are reaching peak levels, while investors continue to look for higher returns.