ETFs have been the driving force behind recent market gains in the US, but don’t expect the S&P 500 to end the year higher than current levels, new research has warned.
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investors placed more than $100 million in the long-only VIX ETN this year despite dire performance as they prepare for uptick in volatility.
ETFs saw record-breaking inflows over the first two months of the year, but cracks are beginning to show as investors start to worry about the UK’s Brexit negotiations and US President Donald Trump’s ability to implement his reforms.
The VIX index, which measures equity market volatility, has been at ‘exceptionally’ low levels since the start of the year, but ETF Securities warns this is not factoring in market risks that could cause a sell-off in the near future. The firm suggests volatility should be at much higher levels than the index is indicating.
Investors have increased their holdings in short European equity ETFs by the highest amount for over a year. The recent rally in equities worldwide is sending some investors into contrarian positions, given the ongoing political risks threatening the stability of global stock markets.