Tag: Markets

Money Managers See 2010 Growth

U.S. money managers participating in a recent Russell Investments poll are apparently an optimistic bunch, predicting equity markets still have room to grow during 2010.

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.

November Sees Record High ETF Assets

According to the latest ETF Snapshot report by State Street Global Advisers (SSgA), as of November 30, assets in the U.S. exchange-traded fund industry totaled approximately $739 billion, an all-time, month-end high.

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.

The Case for Equities

As many investors are still underweight equities, the logical thing to do is rebalance back toward equities, said David Kelly, managing director, chief market strategist for J.P. Morgan Funds.