S&P 500 is Defying the Trend in Equity Mutual Fund Flows

June 02, 2015
By Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

The trend in mutual fund flows is starting to get ugly. In the chart below we show the one year moving sum of flows into equity mutual funds (red line, left axis) and then overlay the S&P 500 price (blue line, right axis). By this measure, flows into equity funds peaked out in early 2014 and net inflows have turned to net outflows.

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