After U.S. mutual funds registered outflows in May, $13.5 billion came back in June.
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Even though credit worries in Europe dominated the headlines, investors took out their frustrations on U.S. stock funds.
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Investors pour $6.3 billion into stock mutual funds in April--the largest inflow since May 2009.
A sizable chunk of those assets went into bond funds, reflecting an ongoing search for yield.
Domestic-stock funds had multibillions in outflows, but all other asset classes experienced growth in February; also PIMCO funds' growth, Fidelity's target-date funds, and strong 2010 starts for fund families.
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Although bonds witnessed the most inflows of any asset class last year, investors must be wary of the possible risks on the horizon.
The market began 2010 on a sour note, but that didn't keep U.S. investors away from mutual funds.
After a brutal 2008 in which shareholders dumped funds en masse, inflows predominated in 2009.
Baird's Mary Ellen Stanek says the credit market is closer to fair value today, though some areas like the bonds of financial intermediaries, still look attractive.
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Baird's Mary Ellen Stanek says labor market dynamics suggest tame inflation for a while, but investors should still stick to high-quality bonds with short to intermediate durations.
Bond funds continue to capture the vast majority of the investment dollars in the third quarter.
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