Marketwatch published an article based on an reports by ETF strategist David Perlman at UBS and it turns out Investors plowed $92 billion into exchange-traded funds in the third quarter of 2016. At the end of the quarter U.S. ETFs held about $2.4 trillion in assets under management. If inflows continue at this rate it will be the third consecutive year of over $200 billion in AUM flowing towards ETFs:
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Equity ETFs remained the most popular asset class by far, accounting for 76% of assets under management at the end of the quarter.
Marketwatch end their article on a "positive" note:
But while ETFs have seen expansive growth in assets under management over the past 15 years-total AUM has doubled since 2011-by the end of the second quarter of this year, they amounted to just 17% of assets invested in mutual funds.
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