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U.S. Mutual Fund Withdrawals a Record as Investors Choose Banks

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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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U.S. Mutual Fund Withdrawals a Record as Investors Choose Banks


www.bloomberg.com

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Investors pulled a record $72 billion from U.S.-managed stock and bond mutual funds in September, seeking the safety of government-insured bank deposits as the financial crisis worsened.

Shareholders took $43.5 billion from stock funds last month and $28.8 billion from bond funds, according to data compiled by TrimTabs Investment Research in Sausalito, California. The exodus continued in the first week of October, with an additional $49.3 billion of outflows.

``People are scared,'' Conrad Gann, TrimTabs' chief operating officer, said in an interview. ``This market is different from what we've seen before.''
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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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What can I say? No words can spin this headline.

Some analysts have declared this weeks sell off as a market crash; worst since 1937. Every sector has been sold off this week.

Friday is going to be ugly. As I said in another thread, don't be surprised if the Bank of England and the European Central Bank cut rates tomorrow.

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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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the Turnover in the Funds usually translate into capital gains for those who can manage to keep fully invested in their managed fund.

see, ther is a fee that managers charge to the people who want major redemptions out of the fund.


i keep track of my fund and 2 similar funds, and i noticed a disproportionate decrease in the NAV (net asset value) when comparing these 3 funds head-to-head. The greater devaluation could not be only due to certain holdings, because all the funds i've seen have about the same companies in their Fund Portfolio.

one fund is $4bn large & decreased by $23 NAV
one fund is $1.5bn large, decreased by $12 NAV
my fund @ $.350bn has decreased only $16 NAV

the hidden element is the rush out of the fund with redemptions, and not the actual performance of the securities held.... hey, there's only a small universe of Gold & PM stocks to have in the fund portfolio, and
the hangers-on will benefit from the uncommitted investors who flee at the 1st sign of a market correction.


the banks & their MoneyMarket products which are now guaranteed by the government is causing a major displacement in the Fund & mutual fund landscape...
the Treasury Bills & bonds are also making an impact on the larger saver-investment landscape,

Both will probably dwell in a type of financial 'limbo' for several years as the stocks flux in the 7500-8000 range, and moneymarkets & treasuries only act as a 'haven' for the continuing losing value Dollar... so that after 3 years in 'Limbo' the $100k that was redeemed from the fund is then only worth $71k Tops!....



gotta end here, thanks...
oh, i corrected the from memory, NAVs

[edit on 9-10-2008 by St Udio]



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