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Bond outflows surpass all-time record

  • Investors have pulled $70.7B from bond mutual funds YTD, according to TrimTabs - that's more than the $62.5B pulled amid the serial Fed rate hikes and bond market rout of 1994.
  • Since June alone, investors have pulled $164.5M out of bond funds, and three of the four largest monthly outflows ever have occurred this year.
  • Broad fixed-income ETFs: AGG, BOND, BND, BSV, BIV, BLV, SCHZ, LAG, SAGG, ILTB, ISTB, GBF, GVI, MINC, FWDB, GIY
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Comments (6)
  • DeepValueLover
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    $62.50 billion in 1994 is equal to $98.42 billion in 2013.

     

    ...just sayin'.
    11 Dec 2013, 03:22 PM Reply Like
  • The Long Tail of Finance
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    DVL, I agree. Can't make a direct comparison like that. Another example of using figures to incite the public. Probably better to express the change in percentage terms.
    11 Dec 2013, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • AnAvgJoe
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    Is there a way to know when most of those $ have made it into the stock market? That would probably be the time to cash out stocks before the inevitable plunge.
    11 Dec 2013, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • Zenith Strategies
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    Bonds are starting to look reasonably appealing at least in certain sectors.
    11 Dec 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • jsds
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    Treasury's certainly won't look good if the Fed begins tapering. Don't Fight The Fed!
    11 Dec 2013, 09:58 PM Reply Like
  • keentolearn
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    Since June alone, investors have pulled $164.5B out of bond funds. I think there is a minor mistake so please check.
    http://on.barrons.com/...
    11 Dec 2013, 10:53 PM Reply Like
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