Equity investors are enjoying a race to the shallows of mutual fund expense ratios. At year end, Fidelity Investments lowered total net expenses on eight of its Spartan Index Funds. It also lowered the cost of entry for many smaller investors by.
Actively managed U.S. mutual funds have generally been unable to surpass their benchmarks, particularly over longer time periods, concludes a Morningstar report released Tuesday. The report analyzes active funds against a composite of passive funds that.
Mutual funds’ allocation to the financial services sector rose to 30.43% at the end of July from 27.33% a year ago, according to data from research firm Morningstar. Financials added the most value to mutual funds' holdings from start of the year to July.
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Aug 21 (Reuters) - Morningstar Inc: * In July, investors put $10.8 billion into U.S. equity passive funds, up from $9.3 billion in June 2017 * In July, investors pulled $19.6 billion out of U.S. equity funds, compared with $14.6 billion in June.
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Shareholders added a net $703.4 billion to passively run mutual and exchange-traded funds while withdrawing $214.5 billion from active funds in the 12 months through July, according to Morningstar. The average fee paid by investors fell to 57 basis points.
Mutual fund performance has improved lately, with funds delivering above-average returns again this year. Morningstar's Active/Passive Barometer showed that nearly half of active U.S. stock funds beat their benchmarks in the 12 months ended June 30.