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2016 was another banner year for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). U.S.-based exchange-traded products (ETPs)—mostly ETFs and a smaller number of exchange-traded notes—amassed a record $288 billion in cumulative flows (money into these funds minus money out) last year.
The surprise election of Donald Trump may have altered the outlook for some sectors, yet much remains unknown as to how the new administration's policies will play out. Nevertheless, 2017's investing landscape kicks off on relatively strong footing.
The market has rallied since the November elections, with the S&P 500® Index up more than 5% through early January. The gains are at least in part because investors think that U.S. GDP growth might accelerate and that policy changes might benefit corporate earnings.
"Disruptor" was a buzz word in 2016, and it came in many forms. In the political realm, disruption exhibited in the Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election. For investors, disruptors are the new, innovative ideas and changing dynamics that are altering the way business is normally done.
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