Trump Tax Reforms Boost Investment into US Equity ETFs

Investors pumped cash into US large-cap equity ETFs in the fourth quarter of 2017 as they look to cash in on buoyant markets

David Brenchley 17 January, 2018 | 1:51AM

US stock markets are up between 4% and 6% year-to-date already, and investors are keen to get in on the act

Retail investors pumped €4.66 billion into US large-cap equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the fourth quarter of 2017, nearly equalling the €4.72 billion added in the previous nine months of the year, according to data from Morningstar Direct.

Investors are increasingly pinning their hopes on US stock markets remaining buoyant, as President Donald Trump’s tax reforms continue to power indices across the Atlantic higher. US equity markets are generally 4-6% higher year-to-date, with the Dow Jones breaching 26,000 for the first time on Tuesday.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
iShares Core FTSE 100 ETF GBP Dist603.40 GBP-0.08
iShares EURO STOXX 50 ETF EUR Dist GBP2,979.04 GBP-0.35
iShares S&P 500 Financials Sect ETF $Acc6.16 USD-1.19
iShares STOXX Europe 600 (DE)35.70 EUR-0.14
LF Miton US Opportunities B Acc271.31 GBP0.57
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF58.97 USD0.17
X MSCI Japan ETF 1C57.96 USD-1.99

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