The Daily Digit: $44 billion. This is how much money flew into equity funds year-to-date according to data from Lipper. Matthew Lemieux oversaw the research. "Most of it, or I'd say a lot of it, is going towards international. The amount that is going towards U.S. diversified stocks is what is really catching people's eye." That means 20 billion dollars of the 44 billion. But it's hard to say definitely whether retail investors are back.