Investors aren't chasing returns yet, pulling $21B from actively managed large-cap mutual funds...


Investors aren't chasing returns yet, pulling $21B from actively managed large-cap mutual funds in Q1 even as the S&P notched a 12.6% return, reports Morningstar. Fixed income continues to roll - taxable bond funds raking in $78.6B.

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  • Tack
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    There are going to be more squeals than at a pig farm when rates turn the other way.
    13 Apr 2012, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    the muppets have to live in the real world w/o support from central banks
    13 Apr 2012, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • SivBum
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    Q1 was the best year since 1998. So, seems like money flew from active managed funds to ETFs.
    13 Apr 2012, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • mikeurl
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    This is obviously one-sided without also looking at ETF flows. However, even without the ETF flows the money going into bond mutual funds is staggering.
    13 Apr 2012, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • HoeTamer
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    Will Rogers once said: “I'm more concerned with the return of my money than the return on my money”
    I guess he wasn't the only one.
    13 Apr 2012, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    The fact is that 90% of people get it wrong. So take note.

     

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    13 Apr 2012, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • alsobirdman
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    Yes, it is a sad fact that most get it wrong. A few weeks ago a co-worker mentioned that he was going to switch his 401K money into bonds. Makes no sense to me. Switch into bonds because equities are climbing? That's why I usually do the opposite of what everyone else is doing.
    13 Apr 2012, 08:00 PM Reply Like
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