ETF Investors Dump US Stocks for Eurozone Equities

Passive investors are moving away from US equities, putting their money in Europe instead, data from Morningstar Direct reveals

Karen Kwok 30 May, 2017 | 2:23PM

Are you worried about stock valuations in the US market? You’re not alone. According to Morningstar Direct data, ETF investors are dropping US equity passive funds and opting for European stocks instead.

Investors pulled €1.6 billion out of US large-cap equity ETFs in April, making it the least popular sector of the month, data from Morningstar revealed. Investors have not pulled that amount of money out of US large cap equity ETFs since March 2015 where the sector saw €2 billion outflows. 

Instead, investors are opting for Eurozone large cap equity ETFs, which recorded €1.6 billion inflows in April. This boosted means year-to-date Eurozone equity ETFs have seen inflows totalling €3.5 billion.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Alphabet Inc Class C1,428.92 USD0.00
Amazon.com Inc2,442.37 USD0.00
Facebook Inc A225.09 USD0.00
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 ETF EUR Acc EUR99.80 EUR0.00
iShares EURO STOXX 50 (DE)30.93 EUR0.00
Jupiter Merlin Balanced Portfolio Acc  
Netflix Inc419.73 USD0.00
UBS ETF MSCI EMU EUR A dis GBP9,626.51 GBP-1.24

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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