Industry outflows returned this week for the first time in more than two months, with outflows in all but one of four major categories, according to the latest data from the Lipper
team at Refinitiv
| Jack Fischer|
Senior Research Analyst
In the U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight
report for the week ending December 15 (i.e. Wednesday), Jack Fischer
, senior research analyst at Refinitiv Lipper, reveals that $50.6 billion net flowed out of mutual funds and ETFs in the U.S. this week. That's the industry's first week of net inflows in nine weeks, down from $20.6 billion in net inflows last week
Tax-exempt bond funds were the sole big category with good news this week, bringing in $728 million in net inflows, up from $804 million last week. On the flip side, taxable bond funds suffered $6.9 billion in net outflows this week, down from $7 billion in net inflows. Equity funds suffered $4.4 billion in net outflows, up from $1.5 billion. And money market funds suffered $1.1 billion in net outflows, down from $14.2 billion in net inflows.
Equity ETFs brought in $15.9 billion in net inflows this week, their 11th week in a row of net inflows, up from $7.1 billion last week. Yet conventional (i.e. non-ETF) equity funds suffered another $17.2 billion in net outflows this week; it was their 10th week of outflows in a row, up from $8.5 billion.
On the fixed income side, ETFs suffered $885 million in net outflows last week, while conventional funds suffered $3.9 billion in net outflows.
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