The Value of Dividend Growth
  • Summary of Q1 2017 ETF Flows and Trends┬╣
  • Estimated net inflows for US-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) totaled $134 billion in Q1 2017, setting a new record for the second straight quarter.
  • Equity ETFs received the lion's share of estimated net inflows during Q1 2017. While the overall strongest category for estimated net asset flows was US Equity ETFs, with $44.8 billion in estimated net inflows, International Equity ETFs and Sector Equity ETFs also had strong showings, with $33.5 billion and $18.0 billion of estimated net inflows, respectively.
  • Taxable Bond ETFs received the second highest level of estimated net inflows in Q1 2017, with $33.9 billion. This marked a $21 billion increase from Q4 2016, which had been the weakest quarter for Taxable Bond ETFs in 2016. Estimated net inflows for Municipal Bond ETFs slowed to $0.7 billion in Q1 2017, compared to $1.3 billion in Q4 2016.
  • Both Commodities ETFs and Alternatives ETFs received estimated net inflows in Q1 2017, totaling $1.1 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively, after both faced estimated net outflows in Q4 2016.

┬╣Based on Morningstar data, as of 3/31/17.  Includes all US-listed exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes and other exchange-traded products. All net inflow and outflow numbers are estimates based on information provided by Morningstar.

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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 1:43 PM

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