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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 - August 3, 2011

Published on 05 Aug 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended August 3, 2011. The spill over from last week’s debt ceiling negotiations combined with the downturn in global equities markets caused investors to pull $75.5 billion from U.S. Mutual Funds and ETFs for the week. Although $65.8 billion in outflows was attributed to Money Market funds, all other asset types experienced net redemptions for the week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - July 6, 2011

Published on 08 Jul 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended July 6, 2011. Investors were able to look past growing fiscal concerns for both Greece and the U.S. as equity markets ended the holiday period on a positive note. For the week, investors were net buyers as the conventional mutual fund business posted inflows of roughly $3.0 billion.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - June 29, 2011

Published on 01 Jul 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj recaps the events and crunches the numbers behind the flow of funds into and out of the conventional mutual funds industry. Top flows for ETFs are also highlighted.

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 - April 27, 2011

Published on 29 Apr 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended April 27, 2011. Overall the conventional U.S. mutual fund business experienced inflows of $16.7 billion. Investors confidence in equity mutual funds slowed as the group posted weekly inflows of only $547 million. Interest in Taxable Bond funds remained strong as they added $2.3 billion to their accounts. Money Market funds bounced back from last week's outflows, adding back roughly $14.4 billion in assets.

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

Published on 11 Mar 2011, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended March 9, 2011. Overall the conventional U.S. mutual fund business experienced inflows of $5.2 billion for the week as taxable bonds posted their largest weekly gains since 10/14/2009.

Lipper FMI Weekly U.S. Flows - November 23, 2010

Published on 26 Nov 2010, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended November 23, 2010.
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