Mutual Funds-Summary: 1970 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1186):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 48 rows and 39 columns.

Number of funds, accounts, and assets as of December 31 (10.7 represents 10,700,000). A mutual fund is an open-end investment company that continuously issues and redeems shares that represent an interest in a pool of financial assets. Excludes data for funds that invest in other mutual funds. Minus sign (-) indicates net redemptions


  1. Category was discontinued.
  2. Funds invest in short-term, high-grade securities sold in the
    money market.
  3. Funds invest in municipal securities with relatively short
  4. International funds seek growth in the value of their investments by
    investing in equity securities of companies located outside the United
    States. Two-thirds of their portfolios must be so invested at all times.
  5. Global equity funds seek growth in the value of their investments by
    investing in securities traded worldwide, including the United States.
  6. Global bond funds seek a high level of current income by investing
    in the debt securities of companies and countries worldwide, including
    the United States.
    Components may not add to the total because of rounding.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.