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Looking at Fund Flows: Can the Rally Last?

Aaron Levitt Dec 19, 2017

The markets have enjoyed quite the run-up since the end of the recession. The S&P, Dow Jones and NASDAQ have all continued to hit new highs since bottoming out during 2008-2009. The S&P 500 – as represented by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – is up over 250% alone. That’s a pretty big hill to have already climbed.

The question on everyone’s minds is whether or not the markets can climb higher.

According to investment bank and asset manager State Street, the answer lies within fund flows of mutual funds, ETFs and other investment vehicles.

Discover latest fund flows by asset class in ETFdb.com’s fund flow by asset class power rankings. India ETFs have been doing pretty well on the power rankings list. Check here to learn more about fund flows of India ETFs.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Inflows

Momentum and relative strength have a lot do with the future direction of the market. After all, as the physics law goes, an object in motion tends to stay in motion. The same can be said for stocks. When investors keep placing money into a firm, shares will continue to go up. So, looking at where investors are placing new money today can give us an idea about where some sectors, or the markets as whole, are heading.

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