Prospects Improve For European Equity ETFs

Summary of Q2 2017 ETF Flows and Trends┬╣

  • Estimated net inflows for US-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) totaled $111 billion in Q2 2017, marking the third straight quarter in which asset net inflows were greater than $100 billion.
  • Estimated net inflows for US Equity ETFs slowed from $43.6 billion in Q1 to $16 billion in Q2, while sector equity ETFs faced $92 million in estimated net outflows in Q2, compared to $19 billion in estimated net inflows in Q1.
  • International Equity ETFs received the greatest level of estimated net inflows in Q2, with $57 billion.  This was a further acceleration from Q1, in which the International Equity ETFs received $33.5 billion.
  • Taxable Bond ETFs received $33.7 billion in estimated net inflows in Q2, nearly the same level of estimated net inflows as in Q1. Estimated net inflows for Municipal Bond ETFs totaled $1.4 billion in Q2, more than double the level of estimated net inflows from Q1.
  • Both Commodities ETFs and Alternatives ETFs received estimated net inflows for the second straight quarter in Q2, totaling $0.9 billion and $1.7 billion, respectively.

┬╣ Source: Morningstar, as of 6/30/17. 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 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 3:20 PM

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