Assets Top $700 Billion In September
October 06, 2009
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On an individual fund basis, the SPDR Gold (NYSEArca: GLD) and iShares Barclays TIPS (NYSEArca: TIP) ETFs led all-comers in September, pulling in $2.0 billion and $847 million in net inflows, respectively, as investors aggressively positioned their portfolios against the perceived threat of inflation.
Inflows By Asset Class: Fixed Income Dominates
Fixed-income ETFs attracted the lion’s share of net inflows for the month, pulling in more than $4 billion in new assets. International equities also did well, attracting $2.6 billion in assets, while commodity funds pulled in $2.1 billion.
Investors pulled money out of
Inflows By Asset Class: Leveraged/Inverse ETFs
Investors in “geared” ETFs continue to be bearish, pulling money out of leveraged long ETFs while adding to their positions in the short market.
In September, traders pulled $623 million out of leveraged long ETFs, while investing $1.7 billion into inverse and inverse-leveraged ETFs. Year-to-date, investors have yanked $5.7 billion from leveraged long ETFs while putting nearly $19 billion to work on the short side.
All of the outflows on the leveraged long side are in the
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