US equity funds recorded the biggest weekly inflow for the last 10 months

November 18, 2022 at 01:38 PM

In the week leading up to Nov. 16, U.S. equity funds attracted massive inflows as signs of slowing inflation eased investor fears of a more aggressive Federal Reserve rate hike.

According to data from Refinitiv Lipper, U.S. equity funds obtained a net of $16.65 billion, the biggest weekly inflow since Dec. 29.

Analysts at the bank said in a Tuesday note that allocations to equities reached the third-highest sum since 2008 during the five-day period, according to client data — a sign investors believe indicates that the market sell-off is nearing an end. But BofA contested the notion that the worst is behind for the stock market.

After surging for the first two days of last week, a jobs day plunge erased much of the gains. Still, stocks managed to end the week higher after three straight weeks of losses.

Bank of America noted that the broad-based shopping spree across U.S. equities ranged from single stocks to exchange-traded funds while the purchases spanned hedge funds, institutions, and individual investors. Institutional investors were the biggest buyers, recording their first inflow in a month and largest inflow since December 2020.

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