ETFs have already pulled in more money in 2014 than in any other year. And there's still a month left!
latest numbers show $42 billion flowing into ETFs in November, pushing the total for 2014 to $192 billion, ahead of the $188 billion for all of 2013 (including December). U.S.-listed ETFs now hold just shy of $2 trillion. (Open end mutual funds hold about $15 trillion.)
That $42-billion monthly inflow for November is ETFs' third biggest month ever, after December 2007 and September 2008. $33 billion of that $42 billion went into U.S. equities ETFs, and $10 billion of that went just into one ETF, SSgA's
] giant SPDR S&P 500 ETF
(now the largest ETF and the third largest mutual fund). On the flip side, the biggest outflows, $3.5 billion, came from the iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF
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