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Are ETFs causing volatility?

Posted on 29 January 2016

Trading volumes in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be causing volatility in less liquid asset classes, fund selectors have warned. ETFs are increasingly being used at times of volatility by investors seeking to enact market views quickly. For instance, on January 15, a day when the S&P 500 fell 2.1 per cent, seven of the 10 most-traded securities in the US were ETFs.
Victor Lin, director of Credit Suisse’s quantitative equity trading strategy business, said in a note to clients that daily ETF trading volumes in the US between January 11 and 15 were 40 per cent higher than 2015 averages………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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