Via IBD: (unfortunately very little data in the story)
- The average U.S. stock fund plunged 16.7% in the July-through-September period. That's the worst quarter since the third quarter of 2008.
- International large-company core funds, one of the most popular types of foreign funds, dropped 20.4%. Funds that invest in China swooned 25.6%, falling even more than Europe funds, which posted a 23.1% loss. Japan funds fared the best globally, losing a modest 5.3% in the third quarter.
- As gold and silver prices fell from their highs, commodity precious metals funds lost 3.9% in the third quarter. Other commodity-related funds were down across the board in the third quarter as raw material prices fell amid the global economy's slowdown. Likewise, basic materials funds performed the worst, crumpling 27.1%.