Real-estate investment trusts are a diversification play for investors. But in 2018, they didn’t provide much protection. Real-estate-focused mutual funds and exchange-traded funds fell 6.16% on average for the year….
These have been heady times for so-called thematic ETFs, as investors have flocked to these funds that give them exposure to niche markets.
Investors this year have poured almost $9 billion into exchange-traded funds focused on health care, one of the main sectors that could feel an impact from the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6, according to ETF analysts.
The biggest U.K.-focused exchange-traded fund available in the U.S. has been losing investors amid the political turmoil in the United Kingdom.