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Fixed income and commodity ETFs see strong quarter as equity ETF volumes fall

First-quarter data derived from trading activity on Tradeweb reveals a solid buying trend for fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the first three months of the year.

“Buys” in the asset class went up to 19 per cent (as a proportion of the overall traded volume) compared to last quarter’s 14 per cent.
“Sells” remained flat at 10 per cent.
Commodity ETFs also enjoyed a stronger quarter, as their overall traded volume increased by two percentage points to six per cent.
Conversely, “buy” requests for equity-based ETFs dropped by eight percentage points to 29 per cent; “sells” were up by one percentage point at 36 per cent.
Overall trading activity in equity-based ETFs decreased by seven percentage points to 65 per cent.

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