The impeccable run of Apple which has lasted for a period of one month is not just a technicality due to the passive inflows and the buyback of shares say the analysts.
The shares of the iPhones have been doubling in the previous year. They are also surging over 78% after the close on the 3rd of June which had been the lowest point of that month. Record levels have also been reached by the stocks as they broke to a level above the $300 mark for the maiden time earlier in the month.
A few of the skeptics are thinking that the surge in Apple is usually a byproduct of the money which is coming into the vehicles of passive investment such as the funds which are exchange traded along with the massive repurchase programs of shares.
The analysts have said that they are not pointing to any compelling evidence that the strength of Apple in the previous year have been attributed either to the buybacks or the technical factors like the migration to passive. They added that instead of the view of investors that there is an improvement in the fundamentals which warrant better multiples and appear to be the major driver of this appreciation.
For many years, the investors take the money out of the funds which are actively managed and then buy into the passive vehicles like ETFs and index funds.
Globally, the equity funds have seen outflows in all the years from 2015 till 2018 as per the data which has come out from Refinitiv. In this time, the investors have put a minimum of $107 billion into the equity ETFs.