Investors pour more than $500 billion into taxable- and municipal-bond funds.
U.S. equity funds experienced modest outflows in November.
Investors continued to cut risk in October 2019, despite low yields and strong equity returns.
Value-conscious AMG Yacktman has a lot of dry powder. Here's why.
Long-term funds suffered $16 billion in outflows during August.
It's difficult to avoid index overlap entirely.
Strong demand for taxable-bond, municipal-bond, and money market funds in July.
Passive funds record their best month year to date.
Investors pulled nearly $2 billion from long-term funds in May.
Despite the shift, it hasn’t been a great decade for U.S. equity funds in terms of overall flows.
Cash piled into bond funds in March, and the market share of passive strategies among U.S equity funds reached 49%.
With the Fed signaling a slowdown in rate increases, bond investors have decided it's safe to go back into the water.
In January, the relative flows of passive funds fared worse than their active counterparts for the first time since January 2014.
U.S. funds experienced their greatest monthly outflows in December in a decade.
Monthly fund outflows stabilized in November, as bond investors favored ultrashort vehicles.
The popularity of core index funds suggests that may be the case.
Monthly fund outflows were the highest they've been in more than three years.
As rates rise, value stocks may be ripe for a comeback.
Taxable-bond funds led all groups in terms of flows in September, but interest in U.S. equity funds bounced back.
Taxable-bond funds continued to enjoy the greatest inflows in August.
We're maintaining our Gold ratings for Artisan International Value and Artisan Global Value as the funds move to having distinct management teams.
Some potential ways to cut risk while maintaining equity exposure.
Funds experienced inflows in July after losing assets in June, with taxable-bond funds leading the way.
The replacement of longtime subadvisor Northern Cross with Marathon Asset Management will result in a capital gains distribution estimated to be more than a third of net asset value.
Last month, U.S. open-end funds and ETFs experienced their greatest outflows since August 2015.
The current lineup of subadvisors hasn’t delivered distinctive results at Neutral-rated Vanguard U.S. Growth.
U.S. equity funds enjoyed strong flows in May, while international-equity and taxable-bond flows tailed off.
Taxable bond and international equity funds enjoyed far more robust asset flows in April than their domestic stock counterparts.
Active U.S. equity funds experienced outflows for the month, too, as investors directed dollars to taxable-bond and international-equity funds instead.
Personnel turnover and increasingly acute liquidity concerns lead to a Negative rating for this always bold, once-stellar performer.
More actively managed U.S. equity funds cut their fees in 2017 than in 2016.
Given its strength during the current bull market, tech could very well be at risk during the next correction, and these funds are taking outsized bets on the sector.
Opportunistic misfires, middling results, and rising expenses have led us to cut Harbor International's Analyst Rating to Silver.
Prevailing trends continued across the board in the third quarter.
We're lowering our Analyst Rating to Bronze for Tweedy, Browne Global Value, due to relatively high expenses and some management uncertainty on the horizon.
With average fees falling, more funds should cut theirs, but too often they aren't.
Proxy proposals would modestly reduce expenses.
Greg Davis, head of Fixed Income, named chief investment officer.
Take backward-looking risk measures with a grain of salt.
Don't count on reversion to the mean, especially in the short run.
The index is still a strong brand in an increasingly commoditized industry.
Despite continued poor performance, there's reason for optimism at this Bronze-rated fund.