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Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - May 8, 2013

Published on 10 May 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
Reinforced commitment from the Fed and better-than-expected nonfarm payroll numbers helped convince investors to continue pushing up the U.S. equity markets. New tops for domestic stock indices and limited opportunities for yield from bonds fed demand for riskier assets. While many analysts advised caution, it proved too hard not to participate, and investors injected roughly $16.6 billion net into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) (excluding money market funds) for the week ended May 8.

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

Published on 08 Mar 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
With the second month of the year behind us, things seemed to be continuing to move in the right direction in terms of both the economy and the financial markets. Although most stocks did not provide as strong returns as in January, year-to-date performance through February stood at roughly 6% for the broader U.S. equity indices. On generally good employment news, the upwardly revised Q4 2012 GDP numbers, and strong exports out of China, investors continued to show confidence by pushing markets to new highs. Initial concerns over the enactment of sequestration on March 1 were pushed to the wayside as the Dow closed at an all-time high on Tuesday, March 5. General feelings of optimism paved the way for continued strength in fund flows; investors injected roughly $10.8 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - January 2, 2013

Published on 04 Jan 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj discusses the flows among mutual funds and ETFs during the last week of December 2012.

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 Domestic equity funds bore the brunt of the outflows with $806 million withdrawn, while nondomestic equity funds took in $605 million.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 - October 3, 2012

Published on 05 Oct 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
The bumpy end to the third-quarter seems to have taken a toll on investors’ willingness to own equity mutual funds, as withdrawals from these investments totaled $2.4 billion during the week ended October 3, 2012. That’s the eighth week in a row in which investors have withdrawn assets from equity mutual funds, with U.S. stock funds bearing the brunt of those outflows. Net redemptions in that category hit $2.6 billion during the period, with even Lipper’s Equity Income Funds group – which has tended to remain appealing to investors – reporting outflows for the week, even though that figure was a meager $500,000 or so. In some recent weeks, equity ETFs have continued to see inflows even as mutual funds have recorded net redemptions. This week, that pattern changed. After injecting a net $27.8 billion into ETFs over the previous three weeks, ETF investors switched gears, withdrawing $440 million from these investments in the period ended October 3. Once more, safety seemed to be back in favor. Taxable bond funds reported inflows of $2.4 billion during the period, while the riskier high-yield bond funds witnessed net redemptions of about $400 million on top of a loss of $500 million in assets in the prior week Investors found international and global funds more appealing; that group attracted some $470 million during the period. Tax-exempt municipal bond funds also saw their coffers swell, reporting inflows of about $550 million, extending their streak of uninterrupted inflows to 27 weeks.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - August 22, 2012

Published on 24 Aug 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Equity fund investors were net redeemers for the fourth week in the past five, withdrawing $1.52 billion for the week ended August 22, 2012. Within the style boxes, investors were net sellers of the large- and small-cap value strategies and net buyers of the large- and small-cap growth strategies. Taxable bond funds had $3.15 billion in net sales for the week, bringing their year-to-date total to $162.2 billion—which would be their third highest annual total, with over four months still remaining in the year. Municipal debt funds took in an estimated $450 million for the week, and they are now enjoying their highest AUM ever at nearly $563 billion. Money market funds saw $1.90 billion in net flows in a quiet week for them.

LIPPER WEEKLY U.S. FUND FLOWS VIDEO SERIES – JULY 18, 2012

Published on 23 Jul 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Overall, equity markets faired quite well this week as news over previous concerns in the Eurozone was quite muted and earnings were generally good among the tech giants and most U.S. banks. Investors took this in stride as U.S. markets ended the week up and investors injected roughly $6.1 billion into equity products. Although a large number, most of the inflows were once again attributed to SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) which added 2.2 billion to its coffers. Taxable bond funds continue to garner assets as the group added $2.8 billion for the week. Although Corp-High Yield posted inflows of $821 million, most investors remained comfortable allocating cash to higher quality paper with Corp-Investment Grade products reporting net inflows of $1.1 billion. Municipal debt funds also posted net inflows at $837 million while money market accounts gave back $18.7 billion of their previous weeks inflows.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - July 4, 2012

Published on 05 Jul 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Despite the ever increasing concern over global economic conditions, investors closed the quarter out strongly with all major U.S. equity indices ending June with monthly returns well over 3.5%. Overall, mutual funds and ETFs reported net inflows of $3.2 billion for the week with Equity products garnering an impressive $10.3 billion—their largest weekly gain since September 14, 2011. Unfortunately this action did not seem to be a broad indicator of market sentiment as roughly $7.0 billion was solely attributed to what seems to be large institutional moves into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). Taxable Bond funds ended the period with net outflows of just $100 million. Although fixed income mutual funds (+$1.3 billion) continued to keep investors attention, their ETF counterparts suffered net redemptions of $1.4 billion with investors moving out of shorter term treasury products—a possible side effect of both the continuation of Operation Twist as well as initial reports of positive moves toward new policies in the Eurozone. Municipal Bond funds posted their twelfth consecutive week of inflows at $317 million while Money Market products pushed $7.4 billion out their doors.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 27, 2012

Published on 29 Jun 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Though the dog days of summer aren’t quite upon us, mutual fund investor activity is already weary as equity fund investors made estimated net redemptions of just $129 million for the week ended June 27, 2012. Large-Cap Value Funds showed the most outflows among all equity groups with $563 million pulled from them while activity within Multi-Cap Growth Funds picked up as investors moved about $460 million into them. On the taxable bond funds side it was another good week for High Yield Funds (+$716 million) and U.S. Mortgage Funds (+$309 million) while investors pulled back from the popular Intermediate Investment Grade Debt Funds group (-$311 million). Muni bond fund investors still like what they see and chipped in another $587 million this week while money market funds saw about $7.1 billion in net inflows.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - May 23, 2012

Published on 25 May 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews flows data from the mutual fund and ETF markets. Equity mutual funds shed about $2.4 billion, taxable bond funds saw about $1.3 billion walk out the door, municipal debt funds continued to attract investors with $500 million in net new money, and money market funds were ignored with virtually zero dollars moving in or out of them on a net basis.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - January 11, 2012

Published on 13 Jan 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj discusses weekly flows in funds and ETFs for the week ended January 11, 2012.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - November 30, 2011

Published on 02 Dec 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Lipper's Jeff Tjornehoj dissects the the funds industry's flows data for this week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - November 9, 2011

Published on 11 Nov 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended November 9, 2011. Despite a modest rise in the markets over the first four days of the week, widening spreads on Italian debt helped push investors to the door on Wednesday. Continued uncertainty over the fate of the Eurozone was exacerbated as two of the troubled nations, Greece and Italy, looked to introduce new governments. Despite this news it looked as investors were still willing to allocate new cash to the fund industry. Overall, the conventional mutual fund business attracted net inflows of $20.8 billion, with equity funds reporting net outflows of $519 million. Taxable bond funds (+$3.6 billion) posted their 5th consecutive week of inflows as Corporate Investment Grade funds attracted the most attention with $1.3 billion in net new assets. Municipal bond funds continued to be attractive with net inflows of $733 million, their largest weekly inflows since September of 2010. Money market funds benefited from the volatile market adding some $17.0 billion to their coffers.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - October 26, 2011

Published on 28 Oct 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended October 26, 2011. With three consecutive weeks of positive market gains on the horizon and optimistic news out of the Eurozone, investors injected roughly $4.2 billion into mutual funds for the week ending October 26th 2011. The big news was on the fixed income side as High Yield Funds (+$3.6 billion) experienced their largest weekly net inflows since Lipper began tracking them in 1992. Tightening spreads and upward pressure in the equity markets helped push investors back into risk through the junk based products. Equity funds (+$3.0 billion) also reported net inflows for the week as a $3.7 billion push into ETFs helped overcome the negative sentiment on the traditional fund side—mutual funds reported net redemptions of $742 million for the week. Municipal bond funds posted their third consecutive week of inflows with $310 million as investors pulled a net $1.1 billion from money market funds.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - October 5, 2011

Published on 07 Oct 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended October 5, 2011. As the third quarter ended investors took tally of how bad things actually were. The S&P 500 ended the three-month span with negative returns of 14.33 percent, the worst quarter of performance since the financial crisis took hold in Q4 2008. Although the flows week ended on a positive note investors continued to move out of risk assets. For the week the conventional mutual fund business posted inflows of $3.6 billion with most of any positive asset numbers going to money market funds (+6.2 billion). Equity mutual funds posted their fourth consecutive week of outflows with $638 million in net sales. Taxable bond funds also could not avoid investor’s concerns as the group posted their largest week of outflows, at $1.8 billion, since August 17th of this year. Municipal Bond funds broke their four week winning streak as they posted net outflows of $153 million, possibly attributed to bailout concerns circulating over the Franco-Belgium bank Dexia.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - July 20, 2011

Published on 25 Jul 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended July 20, 2011. Despite positive (albeit modest) returns in the broad equity markets this week, investors were net redeemers. They continued to buy taxable bond funds and even found enough courage to put more money to work in the muni fund space.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 15, 2011

Published on 17 Jun 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended June 15, 2011. Growing concerns of a Greek default pushed the Dow below the 12,000 point mark for the first time since mid-March. This signal helped convince investors to pull $2.0 billion out of equity mutual funds with domestic funds (-$2.4 billion) accounting for the vast majority of redemptions. Taxable bond funds continue to draw assets as the group posted its twenty-sixth consecutive week of inflows with $1.8 billion. Of that, that majority of new money went into Corporate Investment-Grade funds (+$1.3 billion) as investors sought out quality. In step with equity funds, Corporate High Yield funds experienced net outflows of $1.3 billion, their largest weekly outflow since May 2010. Following their first week of inflows over the last 30 periods Municipal debt funds once again fell into the red posting outflows of $172 million — a bit surprising as the group posted their eleventh straight week of positive returns. Money Market funds continued their weekly seesaw as the group pushed out $29.7 billion for the week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - January 19, 2011

Published on 21 Jan 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended January 19, 2011. For the tenth consecutive week Municipal Debt Fund investors were net redeemers, pulling out a record $3.9 billion from the conventional funds business.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - January 12, 2011

Published on 14 Jan 2011, by Tom Roseen
Tom Roseen reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended January 12, 2011. For the week, municipal debt funds (-$1.5 billion) witnessed their ninth consecutive week of outflows, while investors shifted their focus toward domestic equity funds.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - January 5, 2011

Published on 07 Jan 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended January 5, 2011. For the week, equity mutual funds post their fifth consecutive period of inflows as U.S. focused products report their largest weekly inflow since December 2006.

Lipper 2010 Fourth Quarter Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 07 Jan 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Although investors continued to shy away from U.S. Diversified offerings, overall inflows for equity mutual funds began to accelerate in the 4th quarter. This was good news as investors of municipal debt funds headed for the door and interest into taxable bond funds began to wane. In this WebEx presentation, Matthew highlights flows trends in the industry for the last quarter of 2010.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - December 15, 2010

Published on 17 Dec 2010, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended December 15, 2010. -Funds push out roughly $40 billion as Taxable Bonds experience their second largest week of outflows in two years.

Lipper FMI Weekly U.S. Flows - December 8, 2010

Published on 10 Dec 2010, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended December 8, 2010.

Lipper FMI Weekly U.S. Flows - December 1, 2010

Published on 03 Dec 2010, by Tom Roseen
Tom Roseen reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended December 1, 2010.
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