Mutual funds finally see positive net inflows

Equity mutual funds posted inflows of $6.5 billion as of Jan. 29, according to TrimTabs Investment Research. This is following a previous week in which equity mutual funds saw an outflow of $138 million.

Equity funds that invest primarily in U.S. stocks posted an inflow of $5.1 billion, versus an inflow of $1 billion in the previous week. Equity funds that invest primarily in non-U.S. stocks had an inflow of $1.4 billion, versus an outflow of $1.2 billion in the previous week. In addition, bond funds had an inflow of $1.5 billion, versus an outflow of $4.5 billion in the previous week, and hybrid funds had an inflow of $459 million, versus an outflow of $1.4 billion in the previous week.

Separately, TrimTabs reports that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in U.S. stocks posted an inflow of $1.8 billion, versus an outflow of $4.2 billion, in the previous week. ETFs that invest in non-U.S. stocks had an outflow of $814 million, versus an outflow of $1.8 billion in the previous week.

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