ETFs Add $4B in September

October 12, 2011 ( - U.S. ETFs, which have seen just one month of net outflows in the last 12 months, added $4.1 billion in September, according to data from Morningstar.

Nevertheless, total industry assets dipped below $1 trillion in September for the first time since December 2010.  

For the second consecutive month, taxable-bond ETFs had the strongest inflows of any Morningstar ETF asset class, collecting $5 billion. Behind taxable-bond offerings, international-stock ETFs, with $2.4 billion, realized the second-largest asset-class-level inflow in September.  

After managing inflows of just $394 million in August, U.S.-stock ETFs gave up $5.3 billion in September. Four of the five largest individual ETF outflows belonged to funds in the U.S.-stock asset class.   

Commodities ETFs experienced modest outflows of $200 million in September.   

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