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.
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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.
In its annual investment outlook, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research projected above-consensus GDP growth and a bullish outlook for equities.
The iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond Fund and the iShares 10+ Year Government/Credit Bond Fund have begun trading.
Looks like bonds are back—and in a big way.
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Vanguard has introduced seven bond index funds with ETF shares featuring expense ratios of 0.15%.
The state of Oregon has reached a $20-million settlement with MassMutual Financial Group's OppenheimerFunds Inc. of losses in a bond fund in the state's 529 college-savings plan.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
Charles Schwab has been notified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it could be the target of an SEC civil suit.
The Hewitt 401(k) Index for September indicated 401(k) participants continued to slowly and modestly transfer assets from fixed income investments back into equities.
An employer’s move to reduce its equity holdings and increase fixed-income investments in its cash balance pension plan did not represent an illegal benefits reduction, a federal judge has ruled.
Grail Advisors has registered two new actively managed fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs): Grail McDonnell Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF and Grail McDonnell Core Taxable Bond ETF.
Strong long-term fund flows persisted in August, and the recent pattern of greater flows into bond funds continued as well, according to Strategic Insight (SI).
Bank of America Corporation (BofA) signed an agreement to sell the stock and bond units of Columbia Management to Ameriprise Financial, Inc., the companies announced.
The latest Russell Investments quarterly investment manager survey found the hottest asset classes are emerging market equities and non-U.S. (developed market) equities at 67% bullish and 63% bullish, respectively.