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Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series – July 9, 2014

Published on 11 Jul 2014, by Tom Roseen
Fund investors--for a third consecutive week--were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]), injecting $19.8 billion for the week. Tom highlights flows for both conventional funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper 2014 Q2 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 08 Jul 2014, by Lipper Staff
During the second quarter mutual funds and ETFs both had solid net inflows with equities taking in $49 billion net as the market grinned higher helping to bolster investor confidence that the 2013 rally was sustainable. U.S. taxable mutual funds also had positive net inflows of $35 billion following Q1 net inflows of $37 billion. Municipal bonds mutual funds were positive for the second consecutive quarter with $5 billion in net inflows. Money markets had a negative outflow of -$60.4 billion as investors appeared to be putting cash to work in taxable fixed income, muni and equity products.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series – May 28, 2014

Published on 30 May 2014, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj talks about the week's flows activity.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - March 12, 2014

Published on 14 Mar 2014, by Jeff Tjornehoj
With the exception of money market mutual funds, all macrogroups had inflows this week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - February 19, 2014

Published on 21 Feb 2014, by Tom Roseen
For the second week in three, fund investors were net redeemers of fund assets, with money market funds (-$43.1 billion) handing back the lion's share. Equity and bond fund investors kept the pedal to the metal and were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]) for the second consecutive week, taking in a combined $14.8 billion. Tom highlights flows for both conventional funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series – January 15, 2014

Published on 17 Jan 2014, by Tom Roseen
Investors redeemed $8.1 billion from the conventional funds business for the week ended January 15, 2014, but the headline numbers don't tell the whole story. Watch the following Lipper U.S. Fund Flows podcast to see how things really shook out this week in the fund industry.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - December 4, 2013

Published on 06 Dec 2013, by Tom Roseen
Despite the DJIA and S&P 500 witnessing four consecutive down days for the week ended December 4, fund investors were net purchasers of fund assets for the third consecutive week, injecting $31.2 billion into fund coffers. Tom highlights flows for both conventional funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - November 13, 2013

Published on 15 Nov 2013, by Tom Roseen
Mutual fund investors were net redeemers of fund assets in the week ended November 13, 2013, for the first week in four, handing back about $2.4 billion. Tom highlights flows for both conventional funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - November 6, 2013

Published on 08 Nov 2013, by Tom Roseen
Against a somewhat more subdued backdrop, mutual fund investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]), contributing a net $3.3 billion for the week ended November 6. More conservative asset classes contributed to the positive net inflows with money market funds taking in $5.0 billion. Tom highlights flows for both conventional funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - October 23, 2013

Published on 25 Oct 2013, by Tom Roseen
In the midst of this record high week, fund investors put the pedal to the metal and were net purchasers of fund assets (including conventional funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]), which took in a net $65.6 billion for the week ended October 23. Tom highlights flows for both conventional mutual funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - August 28, 2013

Published on 30 Aug 2013, by Tom Roseen
Money market funds were the big winners in the week ended Wednesday, August 28, seeing net inflows of more than $5 billion, while other fund categories saw net redemptions. Investors were given many reasons to pull back on the reins: technical glitches on the NASDAQ, news of the federal debt ceiling and turmoil in Syria. Tom highlights flows for both conventional mutual funds and ETFs in this week's fund flows video.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - August 7, 2013

Published on 09 Aug 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped to 15,470 from 15,499 in the week ended Wednesday, August 7, but investors maintained their fascination with equity mutual funds, making some of the heaviest commitments to their accounts so far this year. During the week, $3.97 billion of net new money was added to mutual funds in the sector and equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) received $2.31 billion. However, investors’ tastes differed regarding types of equity investments, with mutual fund investors preferring small-cap stock funds and ETF investors favoring mid-caps. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (IJH), with $2.17 billion flooding its coffers, recorded its highest weekly inflows ever. Meanwhile, bond fund investors had very dissimilar views.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - July 10, 2013

Published on 12 Jul 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj discusses the week's flows activities in mutual funds and ETFs.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 26, 2013

Published on 28 Jun 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
With U.S. equity markets last Friday closing down for four of the last five weeks, it was clear that investors continued to be spooked by the thought of “tapering” by the Federal Reserve. The hope that Chairman Bernanke’s recent press conference would calm nerves fell flat as the S&P 500 experienced this past week its largest two-day drop since last November. The concern seemed that it would be short lived, since on Monday the Dow was able to rebound nearly 473 points from its mid-day low. This was driven by upbeat economic news as well as tamer reiterations from the Fed that any pullback of quantitative easing would be based on the economic outlook, which may not be as great as it had previously suggested. Unfortunately, this late rally in stocks did not deter investors from pulling back some of their fund exposure.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 12, 2013

Published on 14 Jun 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
With little news during the week on earnings or new economic numbers, many investors were stuck picking up the pieces, looking toward June 19, when the next Fed meeting takes place. As a result, continued choppiness in the equity markets kept many fund investors on edge; U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) (excluding money market funds) reported net outflows of $7.7 billion for the week ended June 13.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - February 20, 2013

Published on 22 Feb 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Mutual fund investors continued their New Year’s resolution to buy more stock funds; this past week they added another $2.6 billion to those accounts. Investors also continued to favor equity funds that are focused on companies outside the U.S., adding $1.7 billion in net sales to nondomestic equity funds and just $900 million to domestic equity mutual funds. Core portfolio holdings such as those in Lipper’s Large-Cap Core Funds (-$255 million) and S&P 500 Index Objective Funds (-$147 million) classifications led the losers column; investors favored multi- and small-cap fund strategies instead. Equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) had just $237 million of net inflows as investors remained noncommittal to SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which had an unremarkable outflow of $696 million; SPDR Gold (GLD) led the equity ETF outflows list at $1.4 billion.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - December 5, 2012

Published on 07 Dec 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj, Lipper's Head of Americas Research, discusses flows activity for the first week of December.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S. FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES - NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Published on 26 Nov 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
For the week ended Wednesday, November 21, mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors still seemed cautious; they injected roughly $15.8 billion in net new cash for the week, with $20.5 billion net going to money market accounts. Equity products seemed immune to the market rebound; they experienced nearly $7.3 billion in net redemptions for the week—for the largest weekly outflow since July of this year. Results for taxable bond funds (+$671 million) were very similar to those of the previous week. Investors continued to shed risk as corporate high-yield funds reported net outflows of $1.1 billion; corporate investment-grade, with $1.1 billion in net sales, nearly offset the redemptions. Investors also sought refuge in U.S. Treasury funds, injecting $408 million—for the group’s third consecutive week of net inflows. Concerns over increases in investment income tax rates pushed investors to seek exposure in the tax-exempt products; the group pulled in $1.1 billion.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S. FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES - OCTOBER 31, 2012

Published on 02 Nov 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
To say we had a wild ending for October would be a gross understatement as the East Coast of the U.S. prepared for and endured one of the most powerful storms in that area’s history. Adversely affecting the coastline from North Carolina to Massachusetts, “Super Storm” Sandy dealt a blow to America’s financial hub, closing U.S. markets for two consecutive days—an event not seen since 1888. With some operations running on backup power, the stock exchanges were able to reopen on Wednesday, handling the higher average volume but ending the session slightly down. With only three trading days to work with, investors’ action in mutual funds and ETFs (excluding money market funds) was relatively flat, posting net outflows of $754 million. Despite the equity markets’ posting their first monthly loss since May, stock ETFs continued to garner assets with net inflows of $1.3 billion—breaking a two-week losing streak. On the other side of the coin equity mutual fund investors continued to look for the door, pulling roughly $1.4 billion from their accounts. Once again the majority of assets came out of U.S. Diversified Equity products. As a bit of a surprise, taxable bond funds posted their first net outflow in 17 weeks and for only the fourth time this year. Corporate investment-grade products were able to attract net inflows of $291 million, while investors turned their back on high-yield funds—$619 million in net outflows. Municipals also seemed to suffer from the shortened week; they reported net redemptions of $123 million, breaking their 28-week inflow streak. Money market funds, with $23.5 billion in net outflows, saw the most action among the asset groups—their largest since August 2011. And with $24.6 billion coming from institutional accounts, much of the move may have been attributed to quarter-end tax deadlines.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - October 24, 2012

Published on 26 Oct 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
A rough start to earnings season turned away equity fund investors this past week. Following the previous week’s first positive fund flows in nine weeks, equity fund investors pulled the plug on more additions and instead withdrew $200 million from their accounts for the week ended October 24, 2012. Domestic equity funds bore the brunt of the outflows with $806 million withdrawn, while nondomestic equity funds took in $605 million. Taxable bond funds had one of their better weeks this year, seizing about $3.6 billion. Investors continued to downshift their purchases of junk bond funds; the High Yield group posted inflows of just $86 million, while core-investment choice Corporate Investment-Grade Funds saw inflows of $1.3 billion and weak-dollar play International & Global Debt funds had inflows of about $370 million. Tax-exempt funds had inflows of about $576 million, while money market funds saw outflows of about $3.2 billion.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S. FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES - OCTOBER 10, 2012

Published on 12 Oct 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
U.S. equity markets continued to see-saw as the initial optimism over the central bank announcements quickly lost momentum. For the week ended Wednesday all of the major U.S. indices were in the red by more than a percentage point, with the technology sector taking the brunt of the losses; the NASDAQ ended the period down 2.7%. Surprisingly, the dip in the markets did not seem to have a large impact on fund investors. Looking at the corresponding flows for the week, mutual funds and ETFs reported net inflows of $3.7 billion, with investors continuing to place the majority of new cash into taxable bond products (+$2.3 billion). The equity group was once again mixed; stock mutual funds posted net outflows of $1.1 billion, while their ETF counterparts continued to garner assets of $2.1 billion net. Interest in municipal debt funds jumped as investors injected $915 million into the group—their largest weekly net inflow since mid-August. Money market fund flows were relatively flat, ending the week with net redemptions of $506 million.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - September 12, 2012

Published on 14 Sep 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj talks about his observations on mutual fund and ETF flows.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S.FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES - AUGUST 29, 2012

Published on 31 Aug 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
With the dog days of summer upon us many investors focused their attention away from the anemic markets and towards the potential fallout of both hurricane Isaac and the Republican National Convention. But despite this there was some optimistic data released on the current state of the economy. July GDP was revised upwards to 1.7%, home prices continued to strengthen, and consumer spending increased for the first time in three months. Combined with relatively quite news overseas and anticipated action from the Fed, investors injected $5.8 billion into mutual funds and ETFs—excluding money markets.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S.FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES - AUGUST 8, 2012

Published on 10 Aug 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Despite a positive movement in the markets equity mutual funds and ETFs reported net redemptions of $4.1 billion, continuing their roller coaster ride over the past eight weeks. Once again SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) had a heavy influence over the aggregate numbers pushing out roughly $3.9 billion of the total. Equity mutual funds were able to eke out a net inflow of $133 million and although relatively flat it was a large improvement over the roughly $5 billion in net redemptions experienced over the previous two weeks. Taxable bond funds posted their fifth consecutive week of inflows at $5.2 billion as investors continued to allocate cash to both corporate investment grade (+$1.6 billion) and high yield (+$809 million) products. Municipal bond funds also ended the period strongly with net inflows of $1.1 billion—the group’s seventeenth week of consecutive inflows. Money markets ended the week with net sales of $11.9 billion.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 6, 2012

Published on 08 Jun 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Despite an upward correction towards the end of the week, investors were once again on their heels as lackluster unemployment data and a downward revision of Q1 GDP put the pace of the U.S. recovery in question. News from overseas continued to deteriorate as all eyes were on Spanish banks after their treasury minister warned they may soon be shut out of the market. Overall, investors felt comfortable as net sellers, pulling roughly $8.0 billion from U.S. mutual funds and ETFs.
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