At the request of so many investment advisors, my friends at Riskalyze share the big trends in the assets going into and coming out of advisor portfolios every week. The underlying data is aggregated from hundreds of thousands of client accounts across the $120 billion and counting that advisors manage on the Riskalyze platform*. I hope we can uncover interesting trends for you each week…
April 17th – 23rd
- US Large Caps (VOO, VDIGX)
- MSCI Emerging Markets Mini Vol (EEMV)
- US Small Caps (IJR)
Losers (advisor flows FROM these investments increased substantially):
- Floating Rate (OOSAX)
- Altria (MO)
- Intel (INTC)
Josh here – looks like stocks – broadly speaking – are still on the menu this week for advisors. The big, wide indexes listed above in the winner’s column were purchased at a rate of 5% higher than during the previous week.
Small caps are a big story, in my view, as they’ve substantially underperformed for awhile up until recently. My own director of research, Michael Batnick, notes that the IWM:QQQ ratio – small caps vs large cap tech / healthcare – just hit its highest levels since October 2015.
*(to state the obvious, Riskalyze does not share client sensitive data with me or use animals in testing).