Stock market ETFs continue to be impacted as investors appear to be spooked by changing monetary policy and limited boost from White House economic incentives.
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.
Equity and bond ETFs in the US barely reacted to two big pieces of market news over the last week, although industry experts have pointed to possible movement of municipal bond ETFs.
Investors have ploughed more than $1.6 billion into socially responsible ETFs over the last year, prompting industry commentators to predict that SRI and ESG (environmental, social and governance) ETFs will become the mainstream.
As the Trump rally continues to widen the gap between US and ex-US valuations, ETF investors are flocking to cheaper exposures abroad.
Low volatility ETFs are gaining renewed attention from investors this summer despite good performance from non-defensive sectors.