It was the single best month of net inflows for ETFs (including ETNs) since they also drew $28 billion in September 2010. The most popular ETF categories in January were emerging markets equities ($4 billion in net inflows), high yield bond ($4 billion) and large cap growth ($3 billion). The top-drawing ETFs in January were the PowerShares QQQ ($3.3 billion in net inflows) and the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Stock Index ETF ($2.6 billion).
At the end of January 2012, U.S. ETF assets stood at a record $1.15 trillion, up from $1.06 trillion at the end of December.
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