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Despite Steepening Yield Curve, Investors Embrace Bond Funds In April

Published Fri, 17 May 2019 08:15:45 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Photo Source: Andy Wong/Pool via REUTERS. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, poses with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, before they proceed to their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
For the second consecutive month, investors were net redeemers of mutual fund assets, withdrawing $4.0 billion from the conventional funds business (excluding ETFs, which are reviewed in the section below) for April. Investors remained upbeat ahead of the Q1 earnings season and optimistic that the U.S. and China trade talks had made substantial progress during the month. Nonetheless, for the third month in a row, stock & mixed-asset funds witnessed net outflows (-$33.4 billion) for April. Despite the Treasury yield curve steepening at the long-end of the curve for April, the fixed income funds macro-group witnessed net inflows for the fourth month in a row, taking in $41.9 billion (their largest monthly net inflows since January 2018). And for the second month running, money market funds (-$12.5 billion) witnessed net outflows.
For the third month in a row, ETFs overall witnessed net inflows, taking in $31.8 billion for April. Authorized participants (APs, those investors who actually create and redeem ETF shares) were net purchasers of stock & mixed-asset ETFs for the third month running, adding $23.4 billion to equity ETF coffers. And for the sixth straight month, they... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ISHARES JPMORGAN USD EMERGING MARKETS BOND FUND 113.92   0.0 0.00 6.17 5.43
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82
SPDR GOLD TRUST 141.32   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

ISHARES JPMORGAN USD EMERGING MARKETS BOND FUND - EMB
ISHARES JPMORGAN USD EMERGING MARKETS BOND FUND - EMB  


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