U.S. Stock ETFs Bounce Back in April

Inflows for U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) accelerated to $23.3 billion in April after reaching just $6.9 billion in March.

U.S. stock ETFs, which lost more than $3.3 billion to outflows in March, bounced back in April with inflows of $10.2 billion, according to data from Morningstar. Among the stylebox categories, only small-value offerings saw outflows, totaling $223 million.   

Investors added $7.1 billion during the month to international-stock ETFs after contributing $6.7 billion in March.   

Following March outflows of $218 million, commodities ETFs saw inflows of approximately $821 million in April with the majority of these inflows directed to physically-backed gold offerings.   

Taxable-bond ETFs collected $3.6 billion in new assets in April, and the municipal-bond ETF asset class, with about $98 million, had its strongest monthly inflow since October.  

The Morningstar report is at http://www.global.morningstar.com/aprilflows11.