ETF Trends
ETF Trends

More analysts are tracking exchange traded fund data and trading patterns to get a feel for the overall market’s stance on risk.

WSJ.com’s MarketBeat points out that ETFs may play a role in determining market conditions, especially when ETF trading volumes are high compared to individual stocks.

Currently, daily ETF trading volumes are around 30%, and individual stocks make up 70%, according to the report.

“People want to avoid loss more than they will try to seek gains, and ETFs are living proof of that,” said a market strategist.

“Investors turn more to ETFs as a hedge when they can’t count on fundamental stock picking to generate good results,” MarketBeat reported.

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