Investors poured $4.5 billion into equity funds during January, more than a $7 billion drop from December, according to Lipper of New York. Domestic stock funds were hit hard, but exchange-traded funds experienced a significant milestone.

Domestic stock funds felt more than a $5 billion drop from December to January, as the funds suffered a $2.8 billion outflow. But world equity and mixed equity funds held steady, taking in $7.9 billion and $5.2 billion in inflows, respectively.

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