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  Passive vs. Active Fund Flows
Posted Under: Conceptual Investing

 
View from the Observation Deck  
  1. Investors directing capital into mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued to favor passive investing over active management on a massive scale for the 12-month period ended 6/30/18.   
  2. Click here to view flows posted in 2017.
  3. Passive mutual funds and ETFs reported net inflows totaling $526.4 billion, compared to net outflows totaling $27.9 billion for those actively managed (see chart).
  4. The three active categories garnering more interest from investors than their passive counterparts are Municipal Bond, Alternative and Commodities.   
  5. We intend to monitor net flows moving forward.
This chart is for illustrative purposes only and not indicative of any actual investment. 

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