Joining the “ETF Report” with host Alexis Christoforous on Yahoo Finance, ETF Trends’ CEO, Tom Lydon, was on hand to talk all about the latest numbers for high performing ETF flows, the strength in emerging markets, in addition to some thoughts on a potential bitcoin ETF.
As far as 2021’s ETF performances so far, nothing has slowed down, according to Lydon. Six weeks in, there is already $90 billion in new flows, following a record $500 billion in 2020. And the money is going into popular themes, such as technology (EV, cybersecurity, etc.). It’s a movement away from traditional indexing.
There’s also strength overseas, as the dollar continues not to look as strong. That means local currencies help give areas in developed nations a boost, especially in emerging markets.
“More money flowing into areas like themes: technology, EV, cybersecurity,” @ETFtrends CEO @TomLydon says on the ETF outlook. “Also, we’re seeing some appetite overseas as the dollar continues to not look as strong.” Full interview: pic.twitter.com/83ogRxVLxt
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) February 10, 2021
Eyes On China
When asked about a potential bitcoin ETF, Lydon is convinced things are looking up for it actually to happen sooner rather than later. It’s still speculation, but Lydon is aware the SEC is becoming more comfortable with bitcoin thanks to the adoption of the cryptocurrency by many companies.
“I think it’s coming, and the demand for bitcoin isn’t slowing down,” Lydon states.