Passive Investors Look to Profit From US Stock Rally

Investors are looking to take profits from the recent US stock rally by investing in S&P 500 tracking exchange-traded funds, data from Morningstar showed

Karen Kwok 19 January, 2017 | 5:06PM
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Investors are looking to take profits from the recent US stock rally by investing in S&P 500 tracking exchange-traded funds, data from Morningstar showed. In December alone, US large-cap blend equity in Morningstar Categories attracted €936 million, the most popular sector, according to fund flows tracked by Morningstar Direct.

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VUSA) was the most popular ETF among readers in November and December following the outcome of the US Presidential Election, based on website hits. Investors were also seeking out ETFs that track other developed market indices. Vanguard FTSE All-World ETF (VWRL),  Vanguard FTSE 100 ETF (VUKE) and iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF (ISF) topped the most clicked list in December. They were followed by iShares UK Dividend ETF (IUKD) and  S&P US Dividend Aristocrats ETF (UDVD).

Post-Election Stock Market Surge

The interest stems from President-elect Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-confirmed policies which may strengthen the US economy, and in turn drive the US stock market higher.

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