Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs

Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs

Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs


Mom & Pop, aka retail investors are start buying shares, and with passive investing strategies becoming more popular than active fund management, ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are seeing record inflows of cash from people seeking to join in on the rally since Donald Trump won the the US Presidential election.

Some pundits are worrying

One UK money manager said Monday that he feared unsophisticated investors were being “sucked into the market” because ETFs were cheap.

Investors pumped a record-breaking $131-B into index-tracking funds during the 1st 2 months of Y 2017, according to the data, while the total for Y 2016 was $390-B

The S&P 500 stock index has risen about 11% since the November 8 election to record highs.

President Trump’s pledge to cut taxes and regulation while spending $1-T on roads, bridges and airports has made investors strongly optimistic about the future of company profits.

A major risk is that President Trump’s ambitious plans to overhaul the federal government will get become mired in legislative wrangling, and that could dampen investor sentiment.

Monday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA-8.76 at 20905.86, NAS Comp +0.53 at 5901.53, S&P 500 -4.78at 2373.45

Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 913.1-M/shares exchanged.

  • NAS Comp +9.6% YTD
  • S&P 500 +6.0% YTD
  • DJIA +5.8% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +2.0% YTD
HeffX-LTN Analysis for DIA; Overall Short Intermediate Long
Bullish (0.28) Neutral (0.03) Bullish (0.31) Very Bullish (0.50)
HeffX-LTN Analysis for SPY: Overall Short Intermediate Long
Bullish (0.40) Bullish (0.29) Bullish (0.38) Very Bullish (0.54)
HeffX-LTN Analysis for QQQ; Overall Short Intermediate Long
Bullish (0.44) Bullish (0.33) Very Bullish (0.56) Bullish (0.42)
HeffX-LTN Analysis for VXX: Overall Short Intermediate Long
Bearish (-0.43) Bearish (-0.33) Very Bearish (-0.59) Bearish (-0.38)

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