There have been some interesting things happening with ETF flows over the past month or so. Below is a chart of some of the larger country ETF in/outflows over the past month (all asset classes – equities, fixed income, currency, etc):
As questions surrounding Italy’s debt load become the topic du jour, Eurozone focused ETFs have borne the brunt of investors’ concern… If you count regionally focused Eurozone ETFs as well as specific European country ETFs, the region has seen nearly $5 billion in net outflows over the past 30 days.
Another region to note: Japan. While the country had its first negative quarterly print for GDP growth in two years, investors pulled in excess of $3.4 billion from Japanese related ETFs.
Where have these dollars gone? The most likely answer is the US. Over the past 30 days, US related equity ETFs have experienced net inflows of over $24 billion…
Source: Bloomberg. As of 5/30/18
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