|Expense Ratio (net)||0.11%|
|Category||Foreign Large Blend|
|Last Cap Gain||0.00|
|Morningstar Risk Rating||Average|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.03|
|5y Average Return||N/A|
|Average for Category||N/A|
|Inception Date||Nov 29, 2010|
Investors often reallocate money in between asset classes, whether to manage risk or simply to rebalance. This is our weekly snapshot of where ETF investors are putting their money. This past week was solid gold for commodity ETFs as the asset class topped the flows charts for the week with $1.9 billion in new assets. The move comes mostly from inflows into the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD A-) despite negative returns of 2.6% for the week. The gold fund had the highest inflows of any fund at $1.9 billion. Volatility made its way back into investors’ good graces with flows of $147 million or almost 4% of its total assets. 81% of those inflows can be attributed to the ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (UVXY B-). While funds like the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO A) and the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS A) both pulled in $2.2 billion, equity funds lagged behind at only $731 million in net flows. The gains by the top two equity funds were unfortunately offset by the outflows from the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM B+) and the Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG A-), with investors pulling almost $1.2 billion from each fund.
The dollar is down 10% in the past five months and is likely to fall further, Experts have suggestions on how investors should respond.
Three things have led Systelligence CEO Kevin Miller to begin shifting money at his fund-management firm to European stocks and away from U.S. stocks: The decline in the dollar, the underperformance of European equity markets this year compared with the U.S., and expected volatility heading into the November elections. Miller and his team manage about $635 million through the six E-Valuator funds, which have stated allocations between stocks and bonds, as listed below. The E-Valuator funds allow the investor to decide how risky an allocation to take in a broad, global, “fund of funds” investment, and decide when to change their allocation by moving into another fund.