ETF Investors Flock to Safe-Haven Assets | Page 2 of 2 | ETF Trends

Looking at the most popular ETF plays over the past week, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) attracted $426.7 million in net inflows, iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: SHY) brought in $365.2 million and iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) added $308.0 million.

Additionally, safe-haven SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) experienced $888.7 million in inflows as the U.S. dollar weakened. The defensive sector First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FXU) also saw $383.7 million in inflows and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) attracted $439.2 million.

Concerns over a global slowdown weighed on riskier assets and equity markets since the new year began, adding to speculation that the Federal Reserve may hold off on four interest rate hikes this year.

Max Chen contributed to this article.