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U.S.-based stock funds post $1.8 billion outflow: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $1.8 billion out of stock funds in the week ended December 11, marking the first outflows from the funds in five weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Investors pulled about $553 million out of emerging market stock funds in the week ended Wednesday. Taxable bond funds saw outflows of $689 million, marking their biggest outflows in eight weeks.

U.S.-based stock funds attract $1.7 billion: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in funds based in the United States committed $1.7 billion to stock funds in the latest week after pulling $2 billion out of the funds the prior week, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. While stock funds attracted net inflows in the week ended November 13, investors pulled $1.9 billion out of emerging markets equity funds, marking their first weekly outflows since September.

U.S. municipal bond funds report $690 million of outflows: Lipper

(Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond funds reported $690 million of net outflows in the week ended October 2, up from $159 million of outflows in the previous week, according to data released by Lipper on Thursday. The four-week moving average remained negative at $963 million, said Lipper, a unit of Thomson Reuters. The funds, which are popular with individual investors, have reported net outflows for 19 consecutive weeks, the longest string of weekly outflows since 2011.

U.S.-based stock funds attract $12.8 billion in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in funds based in the United States poured $12.8 billion into stock funds in the latest week, marking the biggest inflows into the funds since mid-July, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Emerging market stock funds attracted $2.6 billion in new cash in the weekly period ended September 11, the biggest inflows since January. Japanese stock funds attracted $200 million, for the first inflows in seven weeks.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Undervalued euro shares a hurdle for U.S. stocks

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - After Wall Street's biggest weekly decline since June and the worst week this year for the Dow average, investors will be searching for a rebound. But the best gains may not be at home as investors take notice of an improved outlook in Europe. Fund managers have started to shift to euro-zone equities after a series of economic indicators showed the region finally emerging from recession.

U.S. based taxable bond funds gain $1.3 billion in new cash: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S. taxable bond funds invested $1.3 billion in the latest week, marking the first fresh cash infusion into the funds in three weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Funds that hold Treasuries had received $155.3 million in the week ended August 14 after investors withdrew a record $3.27 billion from the funds the prior week.

Mortgage funds hit with worst quarter in two decades

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Funds that focus on U.S. home loans recorded their biggest quarterly loss in nearly two decades as investors fled out of bonds in the past six weeks on fears that less stimulus from the Federal Reserve will push up interest rates. The 62 open-end, close-end and exchange-traded funds which specialize in mortgage-backed securities and tracked by Lipper - a unit of Thomson Reuters - on average posted a 1.87 percent loss in the second quarter, the steepest decline since the first quarter of 1994, Lipper said.

U.S.-based taxable bond funds post $8.62 billion outflows: Lipper

By Sam Forgione (Reuters) - Investors in funds based in the United States pulled $8.62 billion out of taxable bond funds in the latest week, marking the first four-week streak of outflows from the funds since 2008, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

U.S.-based Japanese stock funds up $1.5 billion in record inflow streak: Lipper

By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in funds based in the United States poured $1.51 billion into Japanese stock funds in the latest week, marking the longest streak of inflows into the funds on record, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

Factbox - Investment trends in Russia in 2013

(Reuters) - Foreign investors have been fleeing Russia-focused funds this year, putting further pressure on the country's fragile equity markets. Here are some data about fund flows: - For the week ended on April 10, outflows from Russia-dedicated funds totalled $393 million (257 million pounds), according to data from Boston-based fund-tracking firm EPFR Global. It marks the eighth consecutive week of losses for Russia-dedicated funds and the largest since September 2011.
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