The data, gathered on Feb. 28, was interesting:
- ETFs now hold twice the assets of
index funds (70.3% vs. 29.7%). ETF assets increased from 65.0% to
70.3% over the prior five months.
- ETFs and Index Funds now represent 32.9% of total mutual fund assets, up from 29% on Sept. 30, 2007 and 27% on June 30, 2007.
and Index Funds now represent 6.4% of total marketable securities in
the AP Universe, up from 4.6% on Sept. 30, 2007 and 3.9% on June 30, 2007.
tied to broad-based indexes increased, but still represent a relatively
small portion of overall assets in the AP Universe. Holdings tied to
the S&P 500 increased from 17.3% to 24.5% of total mutual fund
assets from Sept. 30, 2007 to Feb. 28. Holdings tied to the EFA increased
from 17.5% to 20.4% over the same time period. Holdings tied to the
total market decreased slightly, from 4.5% to 4.3%.
in sector-based ETFs decreased consistently from Sept. 30, 2007 to Feb. 28 (as
a percentage of mutual fund assets) and continue to remain a small
percentage of ETF holdings.
For more interesting numbers and insight, check out the tables on the site.
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