May ETF Flows: Moving Abroad

The headline number for new money flowing into Exchange Traded Funds moderated in May to about $28 billion, down from about $36 billion in April. However, stripping out the effect of short sales, net long money flows actually increased slightly, to almost $37 billion in May from $34 billion in April. (The unwinding of short…

February ETF Flows: Cautiously Risk-On

ETF investors put some $43 billion in new money to work in February, according to our database tracking 1,546 ETFs with $2.7 trillion in AUM. Investors expressed a preference for higher risk areas like emerging markets and small cap stocks, but also hedged their bets by increasing short positions pretty much across the board. Among equity ETFs, overall short interest increased…

August 2016 Fund Flows: Investors Bet on Emerging Markets

Emerging Market ETFs—both equities and fixed income—were the big winners in the battle for assets in August. Among equity funds, developed markets captured 73% of all net flows[1], while emerging markets captured 27%. That’s fewer absolute dollars being allocated to emerging markets, but that 27% is still nearly triple the category’s  9.7% slice of the…