Trader looks at market graph 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile)
Investors withdrew a net NIS 7.1 billion from mutual funds in August 2011, the
largest monthly withdrawal since August 2007, as they sought safe havens from
the US credit downgrade and the debt crisis in Europe.
A net NIS 4.6b.
was withdrawn from corporate and general fixed income mutual funds. A net NIS
1.5b. was withdrawn from index-linked government-bond mutual funds, the highest
monthly figure so far this year. Unlinked shekel government- bond mutual funds
bucked the market, raising a net NIS 10 million.
A net NIS 660m. was
withdrawn from equity mutual funds in August, the largest amount since May
However, money-market funds raised a net NIS 4.2b., 60 percent of
which came from withdrawals in mutual funds.