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Investors Didn't Flee All Equity Funds Last Month

Investors left U.S. equity funds last month and turned to bond and money market funds instead.


Note: This is an excerpt from the Morningstar Direct U.S. Asset Flows Commentary for February 2020. Download the full report

The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on Feb. 19, 2020, only to fall sharply as fears of the coronavirus gripped the global economy. The index lost 8.2% for the month. As evidence of investors' lack of enthusiasm for U.S. equities, these funds shed $17.5 billion amid the stock market's turmoil, with that group's actively managed funds suffering nearly $20 billion in redemptions.

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