July 12, 2012
--- U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed $16
billion in net inflows in June, their best month since February’s $15 billion
in net inflows. ---
That brought total ETF net inflows,
including exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to $20 billion for the second quarter and
$75 billion in the first half of 2012—significantly better than the $56 billion
in net inflows in 2011’s first half, according to Strategic Insight, an Asset
International company. The first-half 2012 pace seems likely to result in the
sixth straight year of $100 billion or more in net inflows to U.S.
The most popular ETF categories in
June were large-cap blend, intermediate-term bond, large-cap growth, long-term
bond and diversified emerging markets equities.
At the end of June 2012, U.S. ETF
assets (including ETNs) stood at $1.18 trillion, up from $1.06 trillion at the
end of December.