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Fund Flow Trends for 2017 in 7 Charts

We take a look at where fund investors put their money during the first three quarters of the year.

With U.S. asset flow data for the first three quarters of 2017 in the bank, the trends are pretty clear: Investors love bond funds of just about all stripes, they’re choosing international stocks over U.S. stocks, and there’s no letup for the hemorrhaging of active funds. And then there's Vanguard.

The following are seven charts and two tables (courtesy of Morningstar Direct) highlighting the dominant asset flow trends across the first nine months of 2017.