The weekly mutual fund flows data shows more money is still going into bond funds than equity funds. Also, GDP growth is clearly aided by people pulling money out of their money market savings accounts.
Annual data shown in table 1 below.
- Equity Fund Inflows $3.8 Bil;
- Taxable Bond Fund Inflows $4.3 Bil
- xETFs - Equity Fund Inflows $1.7 Bil; Taxable Bond Fund Inflows $3.2 Bil
|Table 1||AMG Fund Flows for Full Year - $B|
|---------------||Equity||Tax Bond||MM Fund|
|Fund Flows for 2003||40.8||40.7||NC|
|Fund Flows for 2004||95.0||11.3||(64.3)|
|Fund Flows for 2005||71.9||9.3||89.0|
|Fund Flows for 2006||52.5||29.9||308.3|
|Fund Flows for 2007||111.3||68.8||569.5|
|Fund Flows for 2008||3.5||(3.3)||608.0|
|Fund Flows for 2009||6.0||172.0||(280.2)|
|Fund Flows for 2010||(0.5)||66.6||(362.8)|
NC = Data Not Compiled
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The Lipper FMI Fund Flows Database
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Equity, Bond and Money Market Fund Flows as reported by AMG/Lipper Weekly Fund Flows Data at http://www.amgdata.com