For clients who take comfort in numbers, cash inflows offer a quick snapshot of where investors are putting their money. This comes with a couple caveats, however. First, taking comfort in numbers is often succumbing to herd mentality. And when it comes to investing, the herd often buys at the wrong time. Also, several of the smaller funds listed here (those ranked by percentage increases in cash flows) use leverage, which can be a risky investment for most clients and often come with higher costs. We included expense ratios for all funds listed.
Scroll below to see the funds with the 10 biggest cash inflows; and separately, the 10 funds with the biggest percentage inflows. Or, click here to view this content as a slideshow.
All data is from Morningstar.
Now take a look at the funds with the biggest cash inflows as a percentage of their assets. Several leveraged funds are included here, which can be a risky investment for most clients, as well as incur higher costs.
Only funds with at least $250 million in assets were considered for this list.
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