ETF Trends
ETF Trends

ETFGI’s research finds 2014 is proving to be a very good year for the ETF/ETP industry in the United States. The ETF/ETP industry in the United States reached a new record of US$1.98 trillion in assets at the end of November. We expect to see assets break through the US$2 trillion milestone any day.

At the end of November 2014 the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,659 ETFs/ETPs, from 68 providers listed on 3 exchanges. Net new asset inflows into US listed ETF/ETPs were US$42.4 billion in November, which is a record month, beating the previous high of US$41.2 billion set in July 2013.

The global ETF/ETP industry has reached a new record of US$2.76 trillion in assets. We expect the assets to break through the US$3 trillion milestone in the first half of 2015.

Economic news in Europe during November was not positive with the OECD warning that Europe was the “locus of weakness” in the global economy – criticising the ECB’s efforts to combat economic stagnation. Many found the EC’s investment plan as lacking new money and new ideas with even the Pope criticising the plan.  During November the US market continued its positive trend with both the S&P 500 and the Dow closing up 3% for the month.  Developed markets ended the month up 1% while emerging markets declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In November 2014 ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States saw net inflows of US$42.4 billion. Equity net inflows of US$41.2 Bn in November were a record month, beating the previous high of US$37.2 Bn in July 2013, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$1.7 Bn, whilst commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$321 Mn.

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