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Equity Fund Flows Improving Dramatically

Last week's ICI long term flow of funds data shows outflows from domestic equity funds decelerating sharply, while foreign equity funds are seeing an emerging trend of accelerating inflows. Bond fund inflows are starting to weaken. It looks like fund investors may be getting back into the equity market.

  09/22/2010
 
09/29/2010
 
10/06/2010
 
10/13/2010
 
10/20/2010
 
Total Equity
 
-1,919
 
-3,051
 
-4,178
 
762
 
2,022
 
  Domestic
 
-2,529
 
-4,174
 
-5,386
 
-623
 
-202
 
  Foreign
 
610
 
1,123
 
1,208
 
1,385
 
2,223
 
Hybrid
 
740
 
794
 
740
 
1,459
 
1,013
 
Total Bond
 
6,790
 
5,026
 
7,750
 
5,718
 
6,484
 
  Taxable
 
6,160
 
4,456
 
7,146
 
5,474
 
5,853
 
  Municipal
 
629
 
571
 
604
 
243
 
631
 
Total

 
5,611
 
2,768
 
4,312
 
7,939
 
9,519
 


(data courtesy of the Investment Company Institute)




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