This year the word on bonds is "buy."
Investors have flocked to bond-based listed funds in the chains since the end of 2018, according to Morningstar, with the popular iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, ticker TLT, which looks at $ 4.8 billion in net new cash year to date.
In connection with this, taxable corporate and government bonds showed an increase of 11.5% in the first half of 2019, with municipal bonds not far behind at 9% gain. US equity funds saved these gains dramatically, as inflow increased only 3%.
"We see a plane of quality," said CFR's Todd Rosenbluth on Friday at CNBC's "ETF Edge." "So, investors have pushed returns, and as a result, they use ETFs to take on additional risks."
But the inlet waste in US equity-based funds does not mean ETF Frenesi is over, or that we are at the top ETF, says Rosenbluth, CFRA's chief executive of ETF and fund research.
"We think we're going to see further decisions," he said, noting that some broad-based ETFs, including iShares Core S & P 500 ETF, ticker IVV and Vanguards S & P 500 ETF, ticker VOO , actually, have seen remarkable gains.
Ben Johnson, director of global ETF survey at Morningstar, agreed that the company's data was not spelling for the ETF industry.
"Investors' risk filters have certainly improved compared to where they were in the rear half last year, and you see that in the way they have played out further on the yield curve, he said in the same" ETF Edge "interview." Looking at where we are in the stock markets is the fact that we are in the middle of what has been the best June in decades, well, ETFs in the stock were weak out of the gate, certainly through the first five months of the year. "
But there are not scary investors yet, although the long-term government-bonded TLT is still the state-of-the-art ETF on an annual basis," Johnson said.
"What we have seen so far in June is a noticeable uptick in ETFs that covers US stocks, especially a pair of large S&P 500 tracking ETFs in IVV and VOO, "he said.
Shares saw modest gains on Friday that Wall Street's best first half of 20 years ended. Bond yields also rose ahead of this saint's G20 summit, many expecting the development of the US-China trade negotiations to take place as President Donald Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping.