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There’s a corner of the marketplace acquiring traction amongst ETF financiers, according to The ETF Store’s Nate Geraci.

The company’s president discovers worldwide ETFs are experiencing more powerful inflows.

“There is a little bit of performance chasing going on here, because broad international stocks have fairly significantly outperformed U.S. stocks since about the beginning of the fourth quarter of last year,” he informed CNBC’s “ETF Edge” today. “Investors are looking at that performance and perhaps reallocating there.”

BofA Global Research’s most current market information out late today appears to support Geraci’s thesis. It reveals emerging markets are seeing strong inflows up until now this year.

According to the company, inflows into emerging-market equities are clipping along at $1523 billion on an annualized basis. This would mark the group’s biggest ever inflows if the speed continues.

Geraci thinks a compromising U.S. dollar due to a possible pivot far from rate of interest walkings by the Federal Reserve is partly accountable for the shift. The U.S. Dollar Currency Index is down nearly 1% year to date.

Valuations of abroad business might likewise be more drawing in financiers, he included.

And, there might be much more development ahead.

D.J. Tierney of Schwab Asset Management competes retail financiers do not own adequate international stocks. He recommends the benefit will continue into the 2nd quarter, which begins Monday.

“Rebalancing [to international stocks] to get some more direct exposure might make good sense for a great deal of financiers,” stated the senior financial investment portfolio strategist.

His company’s Schwab International Equity ETF, which tracks big- and mid-cap business in over 20 established international markets, is up 8.1% up until now this year.