In the years that U.S. stock markets have risen since 1989, investors placed the least amount of cash in U.S. stock funds in 2006, Bloomberg reports.
Through November, domestic stock funds netted $14.7 billion, according to the Investment Company Institute. Of all assets invested in mutual funds, U.S. domestic funds accounted for 78% of the total, the lowest figure since 1984. By comparison, international stock funds took in $135 billion through November, the highest amount since 1984. The record year for flows to U.S. stock funds was 2000, when they took in $259.6 billion.