Funds Flow Into ETFs In January As Total Assets Surge Past The $1 Trillion Mark

Friday, February 04, 2011 08:09
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Funds Flow Into ETFs In January As Total Assets Surge Past The $1 Trillion Mark

Tags: ETFs

Domestic ETFs outperformed international stock ETFs in the first month, reversing a trend and fueling record growth to start off the year.

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The National Stock Exchange reports that U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds and exchanged-traded notes surged in value by 37% in January when compared with a year earlier.
In January, assets flowed out of international stock ETFs and commodity ETFs and flowed into domestic equity ETFs and fixed-income products. At month’s end, total assets of U.S.-listed exchange-traded products stood at $1.02 trillion.
Confirming the trend toward new ETFs opening up, the National Stock Exchange lists 1,121 products now, compared with 947 a year earlier.
ETFs and ETNs now accounting for almost 30% of all U.S. equity trading, and the growth just keeps coming. Here’s an article about three new ETFs just announced by Russell Investments.
How important have ETFs and ETNs become in your portfolio strategy? Are they living up to their promise?
 

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