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Lipper 2013 Q4 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jan 2014, by Lipper Staff
Investors continued to strongly embrace both mutual funds and ETFs in both the fourth quarter and for the full year 2013 with positive net inflows. Barry Fennell details how fund investors favored international equity and select sector equity funds with positive flows while shunning most taxable fixed income and municipal bond products.

Lipper 2013 Q4 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jan 2014, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Investors turned their backs on high grade and high duration bonds in favor of junk and short duration as the prospect of higher interest rates sent them for cover. Jeff Tjornehoj details the good, the bad, and the ugly performers in this quarter's review of bond funds.

Lipper 2014 Q4 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jan 2014, by Tom Roseen
Despite many uncertainties during the year, investors kept the equity rally rolling. Domestic equity funds (up 32.30% for the year) easily beat their world equity fund (gaining 16.82%) counterparts. Tom highlights investment trends for equity funds during Q4 and the year and provides his outlook for next quarter in this WebEx replay of Lipper's Fourth Quarter 2013 Fund Performance Review and Outlook.

Lipper 2013 Q3 New Classification Discussion WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Oct 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff tjornehoj discusses the rationale behind the creation of several new Lipper classifications that were unveiled a few weeks ago. He also touches on a couple of suggestions that clients have made and where those stand in development.

Lipper 2013 Q3 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Oct 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
First, it was Larry Summers refusing the Fed chairman role. Then, Bernanke and crew held back on tapering the Fed quantitative easing program. The combined effect of those two incidents would lift bonds and bond funds out of their funk and into a decent end to the quarter. Jeff Tjornehoj details the high points (and a few low ones) in this quarter's review of bond funds performance.

Lipper 2013 Q3 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Oct 2013, by Tom Roseen
Equity funds finished September up 4.65% (for their ninth best September performance in 50 years) and helped push equity funds' Q3 return to 7.32%, producing a fifth straight quarter of plus-side performance.Tom highlights investment trends for equity funds during Q3 2013 and provides his outlook for next quarter in this WebEx replay of Lipper's Third Quarter 2013 Fund Performance Review and Outlook.

Lipper 2013 Q2 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jul 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews preliminary mutual fund flow numbers for the second quarter 2013 in this WebEx replay. Overall, U.S. conventional mutual funds posted net inflows of $30.8 billion, as flows into equity funds (+$34.9 billion net) kept the larger group in the black for the quarter. Taxable bond investors were pushed back on their heels as they redeemed roughly $16.8 billion after the Federal Reserve announce they may soon look into tapering their asset-purchases, sending Treasury rates up to levels not seen since 2011. Municipal bond funds followed suit as they also pulled nearly $17 billion from their accounts. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) continued to draw assets, posting $10.4 billion for the same period. Money market funds ended the quarter with net outflows of $13.1 billion.

Lipper 2013 Q2 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jul 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
The worst performance of the Barclays Aggregate index since the throes of the crisis underscored how universally challenged bond fund managers were in Q2 2013. Just one long-only bond classification managed to win a positive total return while many suffered losses of 3% or more. Treasuries, corporates, sovereigns, and munis and more faced considerable headwinds in a "good news is bad news" market.

Lipper 2013 Q2 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jul 2013, by Tom Roseen
Despite some sluggishness in June (the average equity fund declined 2.10%), the average equity fund remained in the black for Q2, returning 0.31% and producing a fourth consecutive quarter of plus-side returns. Although many stocks set new highs during the quarter, investors turned their attention to domestic, quasi-defensive, and out-of-favor issues.Tom highlights investment trends for equity funds during Q2 2013 and provides his outlook for next quarter in this WebEx replay of Lipper's Second Quarter 2013 Fund Performance Review and Outlook.

Lipper 2013 Q1 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Apr 2013, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews preliminary mutual fund flow numbers for the first quarter 2013 in this WebEx replay. Overall, U.S. conventional mutual funds posted net inflows of $118.0 billion, with taxable bond funds taking in $55.5 billion of the total. Investors finally seemed to break through their post-recession malaise for stock funds and they poured over $90.0 billion into U.S. based equity products. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) continued to draw assets, posting $50.4 billion for the same period. Municipal bond funds added $9.5 billion to their accounts as investors pulled cash from money market funds (-$98.5 billion) to feed their demand for riskier assets.

Lipper 2013 Q1 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Apr 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Worries over the short-term health of the Eurozone brought on by the Cyprus banking crisis briefly sent investors back to Treasuries, and the sudden 21-basis-point hike in the ten-year note (to 2.07%) at the start of March was erased over the rest of the month. Although General US Treasury Funds lost 0.80% on the quarter, most of that loss was felt in January (-1.71%) when equities surged and "The Great Rotation" was supposedly afoot. Meanwhile, corporate bond investors sent Lipper's High Yield Funds classification near the top of the performance table as investors pursued more "risk-on" strategies in U.S. bonds throughout the quarter and sent that group up 2.74%.

Lipper 2013 Q1 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Apr 2013, by Tom Roseen
Investors generally shrugged off the Cyprus banking crisis, Italy's inability to form a new coalition government, and U.S. sequestration during the first quarter of 2013, focusing instead on upbeat economic news and continued support by the Fed, pushing a few of the major indices to all-time highs. For the quarter, equity mutual funds posted their second best Q1 performance since 1998. Tom highlights investment trends for equity funds during Q1 2013 and provides his outlook for next quarter in this WebEx replay of Lipper's First Quarter 2013 Fund Performance Review and Outlook.
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