A Frenzy of New Market Bets Is Fading

By Anonymous

Investors have funneled trillions into passively managed funds since the financial crisis, but the flood of new money is slowing

One sign that investors’ doubts about the market are growing: the slowdown of new money into the investment world’s most popular products.

Net inflows into U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are down 46% through the first three quarters of the year, according to new data tracked by Morningstar. They totaled $281.7 billion this year through September, compared with $517.2 billion during the same period in 2017, Morningstar said.