Tag: Fixed income

SSgA Launches Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management business of State Street Corporation, announced that the SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (SCPB) began trading on the NYSE Arca on Thursday.

Taxable Bond ETFs Still King of the Hill

Another strong November showing has allowed taxable bond ETFs to walk off with “most popular” honors, with $32.1 billion in net year-to-date inflows, according to Morningstar.

Bond Funds Continue Pull on Assets

Flows into bond funds in November, although somewhat off from the blistering pace of the prior three months, were very robust at $38 billion, according to Strategic Insight (SI), an Asset International company.

Investors Choose International over Domestic Equities

For the third consecutive month, investors deposited a $40 billion-plus amount into bond funds, bringing year-to-date bond fund flow volumes to an enormous $330 billion, according to data from Strategic Insight (SI), an Asset International company.

Equity Outflows Go to Fixed Income

A new Morningstar mutual fund flow report for October shows that most of the money investors yanked during the 2008 downturn from equity funds has been directed to bond offerings.

Value Trumps Growth in Q3

A Mercer study found value funds outperformed growth funds in the third quarter, as the median large-cap value fund posted a gain of 16.3% compared to a gain of 13.8% for the median large-cap growth fund.

401(k) Investors Exit Bonds, Equity at Same Pace

Retirement plan investors seemed of two minds in October, with asset transfers out of 401(k) plans showing equal numbers favoring equities as fixed income, according to the latest data from the Hewitt 401(k) Index.

Investors Choose Bond Funds in September

Investors deposited a record $50 billion on a net basis into bond funds in September, bringing year-to-date bond fund flow volumes to $290 billion, according to Strategic Insight (SI).