Five Global ETF Investing Trends To Ride Into Year-End

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Two ETFs representing physical gold lost enough assets to make the bottom 10 net YTD outflows list. The SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) also suffered the largest net outflow in the third quarter.

2013 NET INFLOWS & OUTFLOWS FOR ETFs OF ALL CLASSES THROUGH SEPT. 30

Data as of Sept. 30, 2013.
Source: IndexUniverse

While ETFs based on physical precious metals didn’t attract major new assets, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) received more than $1.5 billion of new capital during the third quarter.

Someone must be interested in the mining sector.

TREND # 3: Bond ETFs

In addition to pulling money from gold ETFs, investors also deserted longer-term fixed-income ETFs. Several are on the redemption lists for both the year-to-date and the latest quarter.

The reason is no mystery: The Federal Reserve’s “taper” plan pushed long-term interest rates higher, hammering the value of bond portfolios.

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