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If today's mutual fund flow data is any indicator, the markets may just be headed into a brick...

If today's mutual fund flow data is any indicator, the markets may just be headed into a brick wall. The most recent numbers show that after years of running from equities, the retail crowd is coming back in a big way. Mom-and-pop money is flowing into equities at a pace not seen at least four years, and sentiment surveys and volatility measures show almost no fear in the market. As we have seen before, such periods have often preceded a downturn.
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  • dividend_growth
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    This is total BS. The 2000 top came after decades of ever increasing money inflow from retail investors. Even the 2007 top had seen 5 years of retail inflow.

     

    We finally see one month of retail inflow and some morons already freak out!
    11 Jan 2013, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Bersaw
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    According to the ICI its institutional money that's flowing into equities, retail funds continue to leave so it might be a bit early to draw bearish conclusions.
    11 Jan 2013, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    I would at least give 7 days before expecting a crash. I lurned that from CNBC.
    12 Jan 2013, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • Tommy_Finger
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    Not a personal attack but there is something inherently funny about spelling learned, "lurned". Thanks for that.
    13 Jan 2013, 07:13 PM Reply Like
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