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  • Follow the money: Bright spots for equities and bonds

    Christina Medici Scolaro at Big Data Download2 yrs ago

    Despite a topsy-turvy first-quarter, there were decent inflows in to the equity and bond markets.  On the equity side, funds saw total inflows of about $73 billion. 

    About $68 billion flowed in to open-end funds and just about $4.5 billion went in to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF).

    Equity income products have fallen in and out of favor with investors since this time last year but seem to be seen in a positive light again. 

    “With the market gyrations we’ve seen recently in the tech and biotech space, we’re starting to see some flows come back in, so this could be back on again in Q2,” said Bob Jenkins, global head of research at Lipper Thompson Reuters.

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