GDP growth in India has declined for six straight quarters in a row, with the most recent figure surprising analysts and bringing India ETFs into focus.
Investors have piled more than $1.3 billion into ETFs tracking French companies since March, hoping for the country’s newest and youngest President to cut taxes.
Low volatility ETFs are gaining renewed attention from investors this summer despite good performance from non-defensive sectors.
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.