The latest ETF Snapshot report provided by State Street (NYSE:STT) asset managing division State Street Global Advisors shows exchange-traded fund assets in the U.S. alone have grown to an all-time high $1.18 trillion across more than 1,200 funds. The chart below, provided by SSGA, shows ETF growth since 2002:
Assets under management have grown 12.7% in the first two months of 2012, and net inflows were $11.95 in February alone.
Emerging market ETFs, such as the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSE:EEM) fund, saw $4.5 billion in net new inflows. And fixed income ETFs, such as the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE:TLT), saw $4.1 billion in net new inflows.
Large-cap ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY), actually suffered $4.8 billion in net outflows a month after gaining the same amount.
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