Biggest Small Cap Outflow in a Decade

Small-caps have seen the biggest outflow in 10 years, according to a recent Bloomberg article. The article says that after being “spooked by the steepest selloff in the domestically focused stocks” since the election, last week investors pulled $3.5 billion from the biggest ETF that tracks the Russell 2000 Index. It adds, “The biggest outflow […]

Active Fund Performance Improved in Recent Months

Morningstar data shows that, in February, actively managed mutual funds posted their first month of positive net inflows since April 2015, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. There is optimism among investors, the article says, that “conditions are right for active managers’ resurgence to continue, eventually slowing the flow of money out […]

Zweig: Fund Flow Lessons Are Complicated

About $66 billion has flowed into stock funds and exchange-traded funds this year, leading some to say that it’s a contrarian sign to sell stocks. But on The Wall Street Journal’s Total Return blog, Jason Zweig says it’s more complicated than that. “After all, $66 billion is less than 1% of total assets at stock […]