Investors have been running for cover, and with 1,038 additional fixed-income and 308 new money market funds to hit the market since the beginning of the bear market, fund companies have been keeping pace, hoping to provide shelter from the storm.

If this bear market continues, investors might continue running for cover - right past and out of the mutual fund arena. As much as fund industry executives might hope they are providing only temporary shelters with such new offerings as the Fidelity Total Bond, Schwab Hedged Equity and Fifth Third LifeModel Conservative funds, until the market recovers, it might pay to find out exactly where investors have been stashing their money.

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