Gender equality-focused exchange traded funds could be a big theme of 2018 given the recent product launch from Lyxor and increasing flows towards ESG and SRI-type funds, say experts.
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.
Equity and bond ETFs in the US barely reacted to two big pieces of market news over the last week, although industry experts have pointed to possible movement of municipal bond ETFs.
Smart beta growth stock ETFs have received healthy inflows over the past month as the global equity rally sees no sign of slowing.
GDP growth in India has declined for six straight quarters in a row, with the most recent figure surprising analysts and bringing India ETFs into focus.
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.