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Fund Flow Trends

Jan 06 2022

Previous Inflow Records Shattered

  • Jan 6, 2022

Bond mutual funds had a stellar 2021. With data available through November, this subset has already amassed YTD net-cash inflow trumping 2009’s all-time record.

Jul 07 2021

Bond Mutual Funds: Record Cash Inflows

  • Jul 7, 2021

The mutual-fund category for bonds, in general, continues to rake in record amounts of cash. It has registered the highest inflow ever for the first five months of a year. January, February, and April each captured enough to rank among the top-ten-highest monthly inflows back to 1984.

Apr 07 2021

Fresh In/Outflow Records For Fund Categories Continue In 2021

  • Apr 7, 2021

Massive net-cash outflow from equity mutual funds (MFs) shows no sign of slowing, even as equity markets notch new record highs. Combined MF net outflow that focuses on domestic and foreign equities tallied a remarkable $646 billion in 2020—practically doubling the previous outflow record set in 2019.

Jan 07 2021

New Records In 2020

  • Jan 7, 2021

Despite fresh all-time highs in the stock market, heavy net outflow from equity focused mutual funds shows no sign of abating. With 2020 data through November, fund flows for MFs that focus on domestic or foreign equities saw an incredible $569 billion head for the exits.

Oct 06 2020

2020 Record Fund Inflow AND Outflow Levels Persist

  • Oct 6, 2020

Outflow from equity-focused mutual fund categories remains relentless despite the recovering stock market, while bond ETFs continue to blow-out record inflows.

Jul 07 2020

Net Inflow AND Outflow Records Set This Year

  • Jul 7, 2020

As of May 2020, domestic equity mutual funds and bond mutual funds have seen record outflow, while money market mutual funds have received record net inflow. Domestic equity and bond ETFs are also experiencing record net inflow YTD.

Oct 05 2019

Cash Flows Accelerate Out Of Stock Funds Into Bond And Money Market

  • Oct 5, 2019

Bond and money-market fund subsets are seeing strong net cash inflows year-to-date, having captured $581 billion thus far (versus $176 billion at this time last year).

Jul 03 2019

Cash Flows Decisively From Stock Funds, To Bond And Money Market Funds

  • Jul 3, 2019

Through May 2019, total net cash flow into equity and hybrid mutual funds and ETFs have turned negative.

Apr 03 2019

Flows Muted For Most Equity Categories

  • Apr 3, 2019

As of the end of February, net cash flow into equity fund categories was subdued compared to that logged for the first two months of 2018.

Jan 07 2019

Flows Subdued Y/Y Across Categories

  • Jan 7, 2019

As of November 2018, net cash flows into mutual funds and ETFs are positive but significantly muted compared to those logged at this time in 2017.

Oct 05 2018

Flows Subdued Across Categories

  • Oct 5, 2018

Through August 2018, total net cash flows into mutual funds and ETFs are positive but remain muted compared to those logged at this time in 2017.

Jul 06 2018

2018 Flows Muted Across Categories

  • Jul 6, 2018

In 2017, equity and bond funds captured a staggering net $400+ billion. In 2018, uneasy investors are still buying funds, but at subdued levels compared to the same period last year.

Apr 05 2018

2018 Fund Flows Off To A Slow Start

  • Apr 5, 2018

Volatile markets in 2018 have lent to relatively subdued mutual fund (MF) and ETF inflows.

Jan 06 2018

Fund Flow Trends - January 2018

  • Jan 6, 2018

Cumulatively, mutual funds (MFs) and ETFs (ex-money market funds) captured more money in 2017 YTD than any other year over the same period (data through November).

Oct 06 2017

YTD Fund Inflow Highest On Record

  • Oct 6, 2017

On a cumulative basis, YTD through August, equity and bond funds (ex. money market) have captured more money than ever before over the same period.

Jun 06 2017

YTD Fund Inflow Remains Highest Since 2013

  • Jun 6, 2017

Excluding money market, all equity and bond fund categories have captured cumulative net cash inflow that is more than five times the level seen at this time last year. ETF inflow this year has accounted for nearly 80% of all flows.

Apr 06 2017

YTD Fund Inflow Highest Since 2013

  • Apr 6, 2017

YTD Fund Inflow Highest Since 2013

Jan 06 2017

Fund Inflow Subdued In 2016

  • Jan 6, 2017

Net cash inflow for 2016 (through November) was muted relative to that of the same period in 2015.

Oct 06 2016

Fund Inflows Subdued In 2016

  • Oct 6, 2016

Bond mutual funds, bond ETFs, and domestic-focused equity ETFs are the only categories registering material positive cash flows YTD.

Jul 08 2016

Stock/Bond Market Fund Flow Trends

  • Jul 8, 2016

Bond funds (including ETFs), foreign-focused equity mutual funds and domestic-focused ETFs are the only categories capturing positive cash flows YTD.