Safe haven areas of the market are once again in the spotlight after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened the US with the “nuclear button”.
US-based financial stocks are seeing an uptick in both inflows and returns as experts reckon financial-focused ETFs are a good bet in the short term.
Equity ETFs are on track to pull in $300 billion in 2017, after solid flows in November – but the flows have also fuelled continued regulator interest in the industry.
Exchange-traded fund assets are anticipated to reach $7.6 trillion by 2020 thanks to upcoming regulations and an increased number of participants, according to new research.
Japanese equity ETFs saw strong demand from European investors in October, although overall global flows into the asset category were negative as Asian buyers made redemptions.
European and US multi-factor ETFs have seen a surge of inflows in recent months as the western world equity rally shows no sign of abating and investors are keen to avoid market timing.