19 Apr 2013, by
It was not long after both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at new all-time highs on Thursday, April 11, that investors started to show concern over the sustainability of the recent rally. News from China kicked off broad selling on Monday, April 15; China reported disappointing Q1 GDP and March industrial production numbers. Weakness in the broader commodity markets, including the largest ever one-day drop in the price of gold, also helped fuel investors’ concerns; volatility jumped and the global markets continued to shed value through Wednesday. Despite the strong selloff in stocks, U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), excluding money market funds, reported net inflows of $6.5 billion for the week ended April 17.