Funds See $36B in March Inflows

April 26, 2007 ( - Stock and bond mutual funds experienced net inflows of $36.4 billion in March, according to data from the Financial Research Corporation (FRC).

Domestic Equity funds led the way with net inflows of $13.6 billion, followed by Corporate Funds with a $11.5 billion net intake, FRC said. International/Global funds had a $9.1 billion net intake.

By Morningstar category, Large Blend funds took in $6.5 billion in March, followed by Intermediate Term Bond funds with $5.5 billion, Moderate Allocation with $3.2 billion and Foreign Large Value at $2.5 billion.

American Funds edged out the Vanguard Group as the best-selling fund group in March with $7.2 billion while Vanguard ended the month with $6.5 billion. State Street Global Advisors followed at $5.7 billion, Franklin Templeton at $2.3 billion and Dodge & Cox at $2.2 billion.

Vanguard Total Stock Index collected nearly $2 billion to lead the fund sales charts. SPDR Trust followed at $1.8 billion, SSgA S&P 500 Index at $1.68 billion, and American Capital Income Builder at $1.61 billion.

FRC data can be found at .