Tue, Oct 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

TrimTabs finds US equity funds post biggest quarterly inflow in nine years

Thursday, April 04, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Resarch reports that U.S.-listed U.S. equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds received $52.0 billion in the first quarter, the biggest quarterly inflow since the first quarter of 2004.

“Many pundits dismissed the huge inflows into U.S. equity funds in January as a one-off related to seasonal and tax factors,” said David Santschi, Chief Executive Officer of TrimTabs. “But inflows reached $17.7 billion in March, which was the second-highest monthly level in the past two years.”

In a research note, TrimTabs explained that U.S. equity funds, global equity funds, and bond funds each posted inflows in all three of the first three months of 2013. Global equity mutual funds and ETFs took in $65.7 billion in the first quarter, the fifth consecutive quarterly inflow and the highest quarterly inflow since the first quarter of 2006.

“Investors seem convinced the Fed has their back,” Santschi said. “They snapped up equities across the board as the Fed pumped an average of $4 billion per business day of newly printed money into the financial system.”

The big inflows into equities did not come at the expense of bonds. Bond mutual funds and ETFs received $72.3 billion in the first quarter, the seventeenth consecutive quarterly inflow.

“Lots of market strategists are eagerly anticipating a ‘great rotation’ out of bonds and into stocks, but no such rotation has materialized,” said Santschi. “Last quarter’s inflow into bond funds was right in line with the inflows in previous quarters.”

Press release

bc

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: What's next for trend followers?[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research out from Ibbotson touches on a key debate happening among investors and fund managers, specifically whether long term trend followers can survive in the new

  2. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  3. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  4. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  5. Sparx optimistic about outlook for Japan[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to SPARX, there are causes to be optimistic about the outlook for the Japanese market and the country's economy in general. Sparx Asset Management is a Tokyo-based asset manager, part of