Take a Look at Fund Flows in MLP ETFs Last Week
After three weeks of negative flows, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) witnessed a net inflow of $5.6 million for the week ended June 23, 2017.
The SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) has generated a YTD return of 13.3% versus 4.3% from the SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV).
If we compare the performances of the defensive sectors, we can see that their YTD performance and one-year performances have been reasonably uniform with the exception of the energy and telecom sectors.
The S&P 500 (SPY) defensive sectors tend to offer an attractive yield to investors during low-interest environments or when the economy is slowing down.
The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), a top MLP ETF, witnessed a net outflow of $9.5 million for the week ending June 16, 2017.
The net fund flows in the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), an ETF that consists of top energy MLPs, were -$66.8 million for the week ended June 9, 2017.
Let’s take a look at a handful of different pharmaceutical ETFs and their returns year-to-date (or YTD).
MLP funds’ capital inflow has recovered slightly in recent quarters compared to the second half of 2015.
MLP-focused funds underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) in the recent quarter.
Emerging markets have done well this year and should continue to attract investor interest around the globe. Latin America is leading year-to-date.
The Barbell strategy involves putting half your portfolio in defensive, low-beta sectors or assets and the other half in aggressive, high-beta sectors or assets.
Emerging market debt can be a great source of income potential in a diversified portfolio, provided you can manage it during a period of extreme volatility.
The VanEck Vectors EM Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC) could be a good entry point after it took a hit following rising interest rates and volatility in the US dollar.
You have two options when it comes to investing in emerging market bonds—hard currency bonds and local bonds.
Investors are stepping back into emerging market bonds after removing billions of dollars from emerging markets in 2016.
Strong investor interest in emerging market debt has continued despite adverse political and economic issues in some countries.
According to a recent BofA Merrill Lynch Global Investment strategy report, emerging markets are expected to grow at a modest pace of 4.7% in 2017.
Negative bond yields in Japan and low Fed funds rates in the United States and the Eurozone were one reason emerging market bonds performed well in 2016.
Since the US presidential election, emerging markets have bounced back as though the election never happened.
Gold demand fell 10% in 3Q16, according to the World Gold Council. Gold ETPs have been the only gainers.