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.
Infrastructure ETFs make gains as investors bet on government’s $1.5 trillion investment plan.