Fidelity Investments took in $5.8 billion in April, the biggest influx of cash since January 1996, Dow Jones reports. What drove that influx wasn't the markets or particularly strong performance but the scheduled closing of four major Fidelity funds to new investments by the end of the month -- the Fidelity Contrafund, Fidelity Mid-Cap Stock Fund, Fidelity Growth Company Fund and Fidelity Advisor New Insights Fund.

The largest amount of cash, $661 million, went to Contrafund, followed by $602 million to the Mid-Cap Stock Fund. Other Fidelity funds that sold well during the month were Fidelity Advisor New Insights, Diversified International, Advisor Diversified International, International Discovery and Freedom 2020.

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