BlackRock Eyes Imputed Flow as New Metric

Either way, imputed knowledge provides more information an individual investor can use when deciding to allocate capital into a specific stock. The introduction imputed knowledge as a metric underscores the increasing use of ETFs as not only an asset allocation vehicle, but also as a way to extrapolate market information to determine where large blocks of capital are moving–thus, helping investors determine whether to follow the money or take a contrarian approach.

“When we looked at the record level of assets everywhere in the world, record levels of net new assets going in ETFs, we also found that were were an increasing number of institutions using ETFs, an increasing number of mutual funds using ETFs,” Deborah Fuhr, Co-Founder and Managing Partner for ETFGMI, told ETF Trends the Inside ETFs 2018 conference.

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