Google trends throws out some interesting trends. The web search for mutual funds is now at a year low.The interest was highest in the first week of this calender year and has been sliding since then.
Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means that there was not enough data for this term.The current value is 45 which is less than half of 100 seen in first week of january.