ETF and open - end asset flows combined show a strong preference forbonds , emergingmarkets , and passive funds, while active U.S. stockfund managers and moneymarketfunds have suffered the brunt of outflows.
In this 60-minute roundtable report, Morningstar's Russ Kinnel, Ben Johnson, John Rekenthaler, and Christine Benz dissect indexing's popularity, index versus active fund performance, and how investors can effectively blend the best of both in a portfolio.
While institutional investors have been selling out of their emerging - marketsETFs amid this year's disappointing performance, it appears that mom-and-pop investors are holding on to their open - end EM mutualfunds .
Many managers are of the mind that rates have gone about as far as they're going to go for a while, so investors probably don't want to exit the bondmarket while their funds are down, reports Morningstar's Eric Jacobson. Plus, get an update on fund category performance in the second quarter as well as updates on fund leaders and laggards, including PIMCO Total Return.