Momentum from 2017 has continued so far this year, with the MSCI World Index rising in most of the trading sessions since the 1 January.
Retail-focused ETFs have gained millions of assets thanks to the holiday season and Black Friday sales. Now could be a good time to invest in the sector as Goldman Sachs anticipates at least a third of annual retail sales take place in the final three months of the year.
The largest bank ETF has seen inflows of more than $1.5 billion in recent weeks despite concerns around monetary policy and regulatory reform from Capitol Hill.
US investors are dipping their toes back into European and emerging markets and even high-yield bonds as domestic rally slows and post-Brexit trade appeals.
ETFs continued to enjoy strong inflows in March, adding to the record sales figures of the previous two months to make Q1 2017 the best quarter on record in terms of inflows. Developed market equities took in the bulk of the money.