On the heels of record growth in 2009 came January’s figures about exchange traded funds (ETFs), and the news wasn’t good. Now that February’s numbers are in, though, January’s bummer may soon become a distant memory.

Assets in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes at the end of February totaled $765 billion, up from January’s total of $745 billion. [January’s Numbers Falter.]

More facts and figures:

  • The number of listed products totaled 964, compared to 843 listed products a year earlier.
  • February 2010 net cash inflows from all ETFs/ETNs totaled approximately $5.4 billion. The total month to month increase was 66%.

Fixed-income products continue to be where it’s at for investors who are seeking income and safe havens, with $2.3 billion in net inflows for February 2010, and a category-leading $5.4 billion year-to-date.

U.S. equities also enjoyed a resurgence of sorts after appearing to be out of favor for much of 2009. Domestic equities posted monthly net cash inflows of over $5.8 billion for February 2010, following last month’s record net cash outflows for the category of over $19.6 billion.

For more facts and figures about ETFs, visit our performance report category.

The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.

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