The attitudes of European and US investors towards gold ETFs have not been this different since 2013, as EMEA-domiciled gold ETPs have attracted positive flows every month so far this year, while US offerings have suffered outflows.
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.
Investors have been pouring money into Brazilian ETFs, after a 10% drop in the country’s main index following allegations of the President’s involvement in a corruption scandal and calls for his impeachment.
ETFs investing in frontier countries could become a riskier bet after index provider MSCI upgrades one of its largest constituent countries. Pakistan, which represents more than 11% of the MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index, is being upgraded to an emerging market.
Robotics and technology ETFs and mutual funds are seeing strong inflows as investors become more aware of this area of the market. Much of this demand has been driven by repatriation policies of US President Donald Trump.
The MSCI All-Country World index hit its highest level in history, as investors continue to put money in the global stock market, but is this rally sustainable or should we expect a correction?