This week's notable events and trends:

According to, $42 billion was invested in exchange traded funds in November, making it the third-largest month for ETFs in their 22-year history. At more than $192 billion, the year-to-date total inflows have already passed 2013's record $188 billion total, adds. Research shows the majority of ETF inflow last month traveled into equities, and total U.S.-listed ETF assets now sit just under $2 trillion. The record for most monthly ETF inflows is $51.1 billion, set in September 2008, and $42.8 billion in December 2007.

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