ETFs Are Having A Record Breaking Year, Near $3 Trillion Mark

MarketsMuse blog update profiles the record breaking year ETFs have had. As investors become more comfortable with the idea of  using ETFs as an investment strategy, ETFs continue to become more and more popular. ETFs’ assets have grown at an exponential rate over last ten years. In fact, ten years ago ETF assets totaled $230 billion in the US and now we near the $3 trillion marker. This MarketsMuse update is courtesy of ETFTrends’ Tom Lydon’s article “ETF Industry Closing in on $3 Trillion” with an extract below. 

ETFTrends-logoExchange traded funds are becoming a household name as investors have been piling into the investment vehicle, expanding the global ETF market toward $3 trillion in assets.

After attracting an additional $36.1 billion, global ETFs saw $97.2 billion in inflows over the first quarter, or almost triple the total for the same quarter year-over-year. [ETFs Haul in $36.1 Billion in March]

As of the end of February, assets invested in exchange traded products, which include both ETFs and exchange traded notes, globally reached a new record high of $2.919 trillion.

“The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,632 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,902 listings, from 245 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries,” according to ETFGI’s Deborah Fuhr. “We expect the assets to break through the US$3 trillion milestone in the first half of 2015.”

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