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Large inflows into stock mutual funds continue, with the amount since the year's start now at...

Large inflows into stock mutual funds continue, with the amount since the year's start now at $24.9B, according to Lipper, the strongest run since April 2000. Do ETF flows show even more of a move towards risk? The mighty SPY moves from first to last, losing $3B in AUM last week, while the Russell 2000 Index (IWM) and the Real Estate ETF (IYR) jumped to the top.
Comments (9)
  • Mutual funds, why?
    8 Feb 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Why, it is the Obama Panda mania!


    Buy now, buy everything in sight, buy the hell out of it NOW!
    8 Feb 2013, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • base on what history said the market is overheat.
    No one know how far up it will go but it will come downback lower
    8 Feb 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • huh?
    8 Feb 2013, 11:35 PM Reply Like
  • @june1234: Why mutual funds? Because many retail investors that have been on the sidelines prefer to buy mutual funds rather than individual stocks.


    IMO, stocks may continue to run up a bit in the short term, but there will likely be a sharp contraction come the March congressional budget and dept limit fiasco. Consider taking some profits now and using March contraction as a buying opportunity.
    9 Feb 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • @Minutemen, and @june1234


    No way! Be careful, be very careful out there! Market is 'Government-Controlled:- politics, fiscal policy, manipulations by the bankers, etc.'


    I bet 100% that by February 28 they will pass yet another 'temporary fix' at the eleventh hour and 59-minute bill. All these rhetoric is just drama.


    The American people are now 100% behind, buttressed by the liberal media. The world cheers and the military turns a blind eye when Uncle Sam borrows more, and more, and more!


    The mass hypnotization reminds me personally of a scale akin to the Adolf spectacle in the 30's.


    In the end, 'kicking the can down the road' will finally stop, not because the can is broken or not rolling, but that someone decides to take the can away.


    That is when government loses all control.


    It will then be the start of very 'indusrusding' time (pardon my German accent).
    9 Feb 2013, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • ^LOL^.
    9 Feb 2013, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • "The strongest run since April 2000"...does anyone else find that time very interesting? For those who do not, March 2000 was the peak of the end of the last secular bull market and the start of a LONG sideways movement in stocks that we are still in.


    Investors and the general public tend to get timing wrong. They invest because stocks are going up as opposed to stocks being a good purchase.
    9 Feb 2013, 11:59 PM Reply Like
  • Market is way ahead of itself. Overbought right now, expect a decent pullback. Tza is a perfect opportunity to get in for those expecting a pullback.
    10 Feb 2013, 12:58 AM Reply Like
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