The tremendous popularity of international and emerging market funds continues this year at levels never before seen, with $71.2 billion being invested in international funds through the first three quarters of the year, Financial Times reports. This beats the previous record for international funds, when they took in $66.7 billion in all of 2004.

By comparision, in the first nine months of this year, U.S. domestic funds took in $27.2 billion, a mere one-third of what they took in during the first nine months of 2004.

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