From the Wires
Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through November 2012
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 17, 2012 10:19 AM
CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund asset flows through November 2012. Outflows from U.S.-stock funds are on pace to surpass 2008's record outflow of $96.7 billion. The asset class shed another $14.1 billion in November, with particularly strong outflows from growth-oriented offerings.
However, the selling of active equity funds has not been indiscriminate—those with lower expenses have experienced slower outflows than higher-fee funds. Within the U.S.-stock broad asset class, funds with a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold, Silver, or Bronze have exhibited slower rates of decline than Neutral- or Negative-rated funds. Meanwhile, investors continued to shift assets to fixed-income funds, as open-end taxable-bond funds and municipal-bond funds collected $17.9 billion and $5.2 billion, respectively.
Additional highlights from Morningstar's report on mutual fund flows:
To view the complete report, please visit http://www.global.morningstar.com/novflows12. To view a video recapping November's U.S. asset flow trends, please visit http://bit.ly/nov12flows. For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows.
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