EPFR in the news – September 2023

 

September, 29

The New York Times – Wall Street on Edge After Worst Month of the Year
According to EPFR data cited in The New York Times, the flow of money into funds that buy U.S. stocks is roughly flat for the year.

Barron’s – Japan Is in No Rush to Raise Rates. A Weak Yen Is Good for Stocks.
EPFR’s Director of Research, Cameron Brandt, discussed how professional money managers are now being cautious on Japan. Brandt highlights that people have been burned by false dawns before.

 

September, 24

The Wall Street Journal – Twenty-Five Years After LTCM, Emerging Markets Keep Burning Investors
According to EPFR data, while net fund flows into emerging-market stocks have risen lately, money continues to trickle out of both local-currency and hard-currency debt.

 

September, 23

Bloomberg – Bond Market Faces Quandary After Fed Signals It’s Almost Done
According to EPFR data, since the end of July, US government bond mutual funds and ETFs targeting maturities of four years and less have seen around $10.3 billion of inflows.

 

September, 22

The New York Times – Rethink on Rates Caps Bad Week on Wall Street
According to EPFR data cited in The New York Times, investors yanked nearly $18 billion from stock markets in the United States in the week through Wednesday, the most in a week since late 2022.

 

September, 21

Bloomberg – Everything Selloff Snowballs While Traders Adjust to Fed’s Reality
According to EPFR data cited in Bloomberg, billions of dollars have flowed into technology funds over the past year, with the sector seeing around $40 billion in cumulative global flows.

Barron’s – China Is in Trouble, but It’s No Disaster. Don’t Run Scared.
According to EPFR data cited in Barron’s, China-oriented mutual funds drew $64 billion in net flows so far this year.

 

September, 19

CNBC Street Signs Asia – Cameron Brandt – EPFR, Director of Research
Cameron Brandt appeared on CNBC ‘Street Signs Asia’ and discussed some trends in the last quarter that he’s been seeing, highlighting that the one that really sticks out has been the major pivot to Asia, especially on the equity side.

 

September, 15

Financial Times – Nervy investors pour $1tn into money market funds
According to EPFR data cited in Financial Times, last month marked the biggest August on record for US money market fund inflows at $130 billion.

 

September, 10

The Sunday Times – Try gold, copper or even uranium to add weight to your portfolio
According to EPFR data, commodity funds have seen outflows for 13 consecutive weeks between April and July, totaling approximately $5 billion.

 

September, 7

CNBC-TV18 – India dedicated funds see increased investments targeting mid and smallcap sectors, says EPFR
Cameron Brandt appeared on CNBC-TV18 and discussed how India dedicated flows remain positive, highlighting that India focused equity funds will most likely shine among emerging market country funds groups this week.

 

September, 6

CBS News – India grows as an investment target
EPFR’s Director of Research, Cameron Brandt appeared on CBS News and discussed the factors that have led to India’s rise as an investment target, highlighting that India offers a very consistent message, which is that economic growth is a priority.

 

September, 1

Bloomberg – Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia 09/01/2023
Cameron Brandt appeared on Bloomberg News ‘Daybreak Asia’ and discussed how fund flows to China equity funds still remain strong. EPFR’s Director of Research highlights that during the past week, another $5 billion has flowed into China equity funds.

Nikkei Asia- New ETF tracks China’s growth separate from emerging markets
Cameron Brandt discussed his views on KraneShares’ new ETF and how it tracks China’s growth separate from emerging markets, highlighting that he sees this as an idea whose time has come.

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