Retail investors plunge back into equities

That this bull market is "unloved" is a myth, writes Brent Arends. Retail investors poured $92B into stock mutual funds YTD, according to ICI, compared to last year's first 7 months in which they withdrew $180B. The last time this sort of money flowed into stocks was the first 7 months of 2007.

Separately, a JPMorgan report says retail investors are not overweight bonds and instead appear to be "significantly overweight" equities.

Every stock bought must be sold, so who's selling? A Citi report says hedge fund and real money selling over the past month has been almost unprecedented.

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  • Mattster
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    How come there was no the article that told us that hedge funds and real money were buying into the market late last year. Because there was none. But now supposedly we know they are selling. What a con job.
    12 Aug 2013, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • GizmoA51
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    Repeat of 2007? Or is it just a correction? Time will tell but in the meantime I continue buying at the lower prices.
    12 Aug 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
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