Asia Pacific ETFs have been particularly popular with investors in June, according to data from Lyxor, as low valuations in the region attract inflows. This comes at a time when valuations in developed markets are reaching peak levels, while investors continue to look for higher returns.
Investors are continuing to put money into bond ETFs despite the sector suffering a sell-off in recent weeks, with most fixed income ETF categories delivering a negative return over the first six months of the year.
Bond ETFs have been attracting strong inflows over recent weeks, despite high expectations of another rate hike by the US Federal Reserve at this month’s meeting. The growth in smart-beta fixed income offering and a better understanding of the products is drawing investors to passive bond exposure.
The MSCI All-Country World index hit its highest level in history, as investors continue to put money in the global stock market, but is this rally sustainable or should we expect a correction?
Investors fled US equity ETFs ahead of Presidential Election and favoured government bonds, but despite Donald Trump’s win, stock markets have continued to go up. What will investors’ reaction be in November, as they digest the implication of a Trump presidency?
Commodities have seen a drastic slowdown in inflows in August compared to the rest of the year, with only gold remaining a bright spot for investors as optimism wanes, latest figures reveal. However, even gold, for all its shine, may not remain the darling of investors for long.