After taking a short breather, U.S. investors re-entered the U.S. stock market last week.
Investors added $849 million to U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended March 13, according to the latest data from the Investment Company Institute. That marks the first inflow after two weeks of modest outflows.
The return to stocks came in the middle of the Dow's 10-day winning streak, during which the blue chip index also closed at fresh record highs for eight days in a row.
So far this year, investors have put roughly $20 billion into U.S. stocks. International stocks are also drawing strong interest. In the latest week, international stock funds attracted more than $3 billion, bringing the year-to-date tally to more than $40 billion.
Bonds, which are perceived as less risky than stocks, continued to lure in investors as well. Bond funds took in $1.6 billion, bringing the year's total to just over $60 billion.
Hybrid funds, which invest in both stocks and bonds, brought in $2.1 billion last week.
For the first time this year, investors took money off the table.
According to the latest data from the Investment Company Institute, investors pulled $1.13 billion from U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended Feb. 27. That's the first time investors took money out of stocks this year, and it came just days before the Dow hit a record high.
But that doesn't mean the tide has turned. One week of MORECatherine Tymkiw - Mar 6, 2013 1:05 PM ET
Individual investors added money to U.S. stocks for a seventh straight week last week, but they're continuing to show an even stronger appetite for international stocks.
While U.S. stock mutual funds attracted $1.1 billion during the week ended Feb. 14, international stock funds lured nearly $3.5 billion, according to data from the Investment Company Institute. So far this year, investors have poured almost $21 billion in U.S. stocks and MOREHibah Yousuf - Feb 28, 2013 3:22 PM ET
Investors have been adding money to the U.S. stock market since the beginning of the year, but the pace of inflows has slowed considerably.
U.S. stock mutual funds lured in just $509 million during the week ended Feb. 13, according to data from the Investment Company Institute. While that marks the sixth straight week of inflows, it's the smallest of the year. During the first four weeks of 2013, investors MOREHibah Yousuf - Feb 21, 2013 2:06 PM ET
After yanking more than $150 billion from U.S. stock mutual funds last year, investors began to put their money back into the market at the start of 2013. A lot of it.
U.S. stock mutual funds gained $8 billion in the week ended Jan. 9, according to the Investment Company Institute. That's the highest amount since the ICI began keeping records in 2007.
The big flood of money came as the MOREHibah Yousuf - Jan 17, 2013 10:02 AM ET
Mutual fund investors shrugged their shoulders at the Federal Reserve's latest ploy to stimulate the sluggish economy.
In the first week following the Fed's launch of a third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, investors yanked $4.8 billion from U.S. stock mutual funds, according to data from the Investment Company Institute. That was the quickest pace of outflows since early August.
The acceleration of the exodus from stock mutual funds is curious, as the Fed's MOREHibah Yousuf - Sep 27, 2012 10:43 AM ET
The move out of the U.S. stock market continued through the final week of summer, as investors remained stuck in a rut and refrained from making any big moves ahead of Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's big speech in Jackson Hole.
In fact, investors pulled another $3.7 billion from U.S. stock market mutual funds during the week ended Aug. 31, according to the Investment Company Institute, bringing the 2012 outflow MOREHibah Yousuf - Sep 6, 2012 10:22 AM ET
Investors continued to bail out of U.S. stock mutual funds last week, despite a rally in the market fueled by an upbeat July jobs report and hopes that central bankers will soon step in to support financial markets.
Investors pulled $3.6 billion out of U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended Aug. 8, according to Investment Company Institute. While the pace of outflows slowed considerably from the prior week, when MOREHibah Yousuf - Aug 16, 2012 2:04 PM ET
The flight out of U.S. stocks picked up speed last week, as investors were left disappointed by the Federal Reserve's failure to take steps to stimulate the economy.
Investors yanked $5.7 billion out of U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended Aug. 1, more than twice the amount pulled during the prior week, and the most since the week ended May 23. The outflow was also the fourth-biggest this year.
Investors MOREHibah Yousuf - Aug 9, 2012 9:31 AM ET
Investors have mostly been pulling their money out of the stock market this year, but last week investors showed a little ounce of love for stocks.
According to the Investment Company Institute, investors added $99 million to U.S. stock mutual funds in the week ended July 18. While that's not much, it's a welcome change from the usual flight from stocks.
The inflow came as investors hoped that the Federal Reserve may MOREHibah Yousuf - Jul 26, 2012 2:12 PM ET
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