Chinese ETFs have seen large outflows, triggering similar activity in wider Asia, Europe and the US on the back of trade war fears.
Canadian large cap ETFs have seen further outflows after a rocky 12 months as falling energy prices and volatile financials have harmed the largest listed companies in the country.
While US-based investors have been fleeing equity ETFs throughout February, especially in their home market, European buyers have remained resilient despite the volatility. However, overall equity ETFs have seen over €4bn of outflows during the month, as a general risk off mood has spread across markets.
European equity ETFs have seen subdued demand in the first month of 2018, having suffered net outflows of nearly €3.5bn, while US equities were the stars of the show, taking in almost €40bn during January.
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.
Emerging Market ETFs have made a surprising comeback in 2017, thanks to a weakening dollar and stabilizing commodities. Here are the top performing single country EM funds.