Sat, Aug 27, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Investors pile into equity funds at fastest rate since 2000

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that all equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have received a net $45.5 billion in October through Friday, October 25. This month’s inflow is the fifth-highest in any month on record.

“As Silicon Valley bestows multi-billion dollar valuations on technology outfits with neither revenue nor profits, investors are piling into equity funds at the fastest rate since the technology stock bubble popped in 2000,” said David Santschi, Chief Executive Officer of TrimTabs. “This year’s inflow of $277 billion into all equity funds is the biggest since the inflow of $324 billion in all of 2000.”

In a research note, TrimTabs explained that three of the ten largest monthly inflows into equity funds have occurred this year. The inflows of $66.3 billion in January and $55.3 billion in July were the biggest monthly inflows on record.

“All but three of the ten largest monthly inflows into equity funds occurred in 2000 or 2013,” said Santschi. “Such strong enthusiasm among fund investors should make contrarians nervous.”

TrimTabs also reported that bond funds have posted redemptions for the fifth consecutive month. Bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have redeemed $17.8 billion in October, lifting the total outflow in the past five months to $140.6 billion.

“These outflows mark a huge shift for the fixed-income world,” said Santschi. “Not since late 2003 have bond funds posted five monthly outflows in a row.”

TrimTabs

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Strategies - The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I, Hedge funds get more pushback on terms as enthusiasm for strategy wanes[more]

    The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I From IBTImes.co.uk: To illustrate a strategic gap common to today's portfolio managers, George Sokoloff, PhD, founder and CIO at Carmot Capital, proposes an interesting thought experiment – a breakdown of

  2. Institutional investors - Investors set to increase allocation to private debt, With investment income key, Richmond retirement system faces funding challenges[more]

    Investors set to increase allocation to private debt Investors are set to increase their allocation to private debt, with 60% revealing they believe the private debt market will grow over the next 12 months, according to a new study by Elian, a leading funds services provider. 41%

  3. Investing - Hedge funds snap up banks, unload Apple, Some of hedge funds' favorite stocks are finally starting to beat the market, Einhorn's Greenlight shifts positions, Treasury yield climbs to two-month high as Fischer joins hawks, 9 stocks smart investors put their money in last quarter[more]

    Hedge funds snap up banks, unload Apple From Barrons.com: Prominent hedge funds have a newfound love of big banks, and some have a distaste for shares of Apple, regulatory filings released last week show. The filings suggest that the funds have been pivoting their portfolios in recent mon

  4. Chesapeake energy seeks $1 billion loan to refinance debt[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Chesapeake Energy Corp. is seeking a $1 billion loan as the company battered by cratering fuel prices and credit downgrades takes a step to address its $9 billion debt load. The natural gas producer hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  5. Institutions - Nordic pension funds magnify focus on unlisted and direct investing, building up teams[more]

    From IPE.com: As bond yields remain at low or negative levels, pension funds and other institutional investors in the Nordic region are stepping up efforts to find higher returns by adding more unlisted investments to portfolios and are expanding in-house teams in order to do this, according to new