Inflows in U.S. Exchange-Traded Products for 2015, Slide Slightly Compared to 2014
In 2015, the investors put lesser amount of money into U. S. exchange-traded products compared to one year ago. That's a trend breaker for an industry which saw consecutive gain streak for three years.
In the last decade, exchange-traded funds have accounted among the most popular investment products attracting investors mainly by offering low-fee spotlight to an assortment of asset classes when trading on an exchange just like any stock.
FactSet data says, last year, the U. S.-listed exchange-traded products drew $242.25 billion additionally from investors which are little short of record $243.97 billion in 2014.
There was however a sharper drop in the wider market with S&P 500 sliding 0.7 percent in 2015, breaking the double digit gain trend of three years. That is also a reason behind fueling the appetite of investors for low-fee products according to the head of ETF research at S&P Capital IQ, Todd Rosenbluth.
Mr. Rosenbluth said, "Costs matter more when the market is flat or losing money." He added that there is a likely chance of an increased competition this year among providers with the escalating number of products.
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