Although the news seems plagued by negativity, the assets invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) continues to grow.

According to the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the combined assets of U.S.-listed ETFs rose by $14.36 billion, to $610.31 billion, reports ETF Guide.

An increase of 2.4% in comparison to April, and an increase of 25.7% compared to May of last year, is exceptional growth. Also, during the month of May, the value of all ETF shares issued beat that of all the shares redeemed, by $3.21 billion.

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