Tensions between the US and China have pushed ETF investors to heavily trade certain US sector ETFs and generally make more defensive…
Investors have yanked cash from emerging market ETFs ahead of central bank decisions, although the region has seen a little relief around the Trump-Kim summit.
Investors continue to place money into tech stock ETFs, particularly in the US, which has temporarily offset concerns about a trade war.
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 clear cautious approach can be seen in the behaviour of ETF investors in recent weeks, with flows for the latest month showing a preference for European (and global) bonds over equities.
Bond ETFs attract record inflows as investors spooked by equity uncertainty.