ETF Investors Sell US Equities in Downturn

Investors pumped €20 billion into US large-cap equity exchange traded funds in 2018, but withdrew €1.3 billion in December as the market tanked

David Brenchley 18 January, 2019 | 8:33AM
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Exchange traded fund (ETF) investors in Europe backed US equities through 2018 - until the December downturn caused an about turn in sentiment.

The best-selling global category with European ETF investors last year was US Equity Large Cap Blend, which saw net inflows of €18.6 billion according to Morningstar Direct data – more than any calendar year in the past decade.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
HSBC S&P 500 ETF45.40 USD0.49
Invesco EQQQ NASDAQ-100 ETF GBP27,203.62 GBX0.26Rating
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF USD Acc USD458.38 USD0.43Rating
iShares NASDAQ 100 ETF USD Acc USD866.15 USD0.89Rating
Lyxor S&P 500 ETF D USD46.11 USD0.48
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF85.36 USD0.50

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