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US ETF and ETP assets hit record USD5.52tn in January, says ETFGI


Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record of USD5.52 trillion at the end of January. USD57.23 billion in net inflows were gathered in January the second largest net inflows, which is greater than the USD41.90 billion in net inflows gathered in 2019, but less than the USD75.96 billion gathered in January 2018. 

Assets increased by 1.1 per cent, from USD5.47 trillion at the end of December, to USD5.52 trillion at the end of January, according to ETFGI’s January 2021 US ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. 

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in United States reached a new record of USD5.52 trillion at the end of January.

The USD57.23 billion in net inflows gathered in January is the second highest on record, much higher than the USD41.90 billion gathered in January 2020 but below the record of USD75.96 Bn set in January 2018.

USD26.45 billion or the majority of net inflows went into ETFs and ETPs providing exposure to equities.  

“The S&P 500 posted a loss of 1 per cent for January due to the sell-off during the last week of the month,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. “Small and mid-cap stocks outperformed in January, with the S&P Mid-Cap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 up 2 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. Slower-than-expected Covid-19 vaccine distribution affected global impacted equities globally. The Developed markets, ex-US, ended the month down 1 per cent while Emerging markets were up 3 per cent for the month.”

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