3 ETF Trends That Might Shock The “Risk-On” Mindset

Stocks are not the only asset in demand as shown in these charts

    View All  

How long did investors fret the possible combination of employment weakness and the U.S. Federal Reserve staying the course of incremental tapering? One day. On Tuesday (1/14/2014), dip buyers gobbled up riskier assets and short-sellers covered their backsides as soon as a better-than expected retail sales report alleviated concerns.

A perusal of month-over-month data revealed remarkable performance gains for a variety of high-beta ETFs:

High Risk ETFs Remain Very Hot
5-Day % 1 Month %
SPDR Biotech (XBI) 13.5% 21.3%
iShares MSCI Spain (EWP) 3.1% 13.2%
Guggenheim Global Solar (TAN) 2.7% 22.3%
iShares MSCI Europe Financials (EUFN) 2.4% 11.1%
iShares Russell Microcap (IWC) 1.5% 8.3%
S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) 0.0% 3.5%

However, the idea that investors see “risk on” opportunity around every corner may be overstated. Here are 3 ETF trends that might shock the simplistic notion that stocks are the only asset in demand:

 
1 2 3 4 View All

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/01/etf-spy-xbi-tan-ewp-iwc/.

©2014 InvestorPlace Media, LLC

Comments are currently unavailable. Please check back soon.