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Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s European Thematic UCITS Report for May 2021 found that at the end of May 2021, there were 61 thematic UCITS ETFs totalling USD35.6 billion in assets under management (AUM), declining by 0.8 per cent on the month. Disruptive Technologies and People & Demographics recorded a monthly decrease of AUMs in May, -2 per cent and -5 per cent respectively, while Physical Environment thematic UCITS ETFs saw a 3 per cent increase.  

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Invesco’s low and high volatility ETFs shine bright light on volatility path behind and maybe path ahead

Invesco’s low and high volatility ETFs shine bright light on volatility path behind and maybe path ahead

May you live in interesting times is, famously, a curse, but a low volatility ETF from Invesco, the S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV), has sailed through some 10 years of ‘interesting times’, and its performance provides an interesting overview of market volatility over that period, and along with its higher volatility sibling, SPHB, might even provide a little opportunity to forecast what lies ahead.