U.S. fairness funds add $1.7 billion forward of Fed chair testimony: BAML

LONDON (Reuters) – Traders pumped cash into bonds and equities within the week to Wednesday with U.S. inventory funds including $1.7 billion, Financial institution of America Merrill Lynch stated on Friday, as markets tried to weigh hopes for main central financial institution stimulus in opposition to financial woes.

Bond funds raked in $9.6 billion of their 27th week of inflows, with funding grade automobiles including $4.1 billion whereas high-yield and rising markets added $2.Three billion and $1.Three billion respectively, BAML citing EPFR knowledge.

Fairness funds added small general inflows of $600 million within the week to Wednesday, with $5.Three billion of ETF inflows greater than offsetting $4.6 billion of outflows from mutual funds.

Geographically, U.S. fairness funds added $1.7 billion although Japanese shares automobiles suffered their first outflow in seven weeks, shedding $500 million. European fairness funds misplaced $2.9 billion whereas buyers pulled $1.6 billion from rising markets in a 12th straight week of outflows.

The flows had been measured forward of this week’s testimony by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, the place he cemented expectations for an rate of interest lower in coming weeks.

Within the wake of the testimony, flows confirmed buyers have been promoting equities and shopping for funding grade, high-yield and authorities bonds, BAML famous.

BAML’s Bull & Bear Indicator stood at 3.1, in “impartial” territory, the financial institution added.

Reporting by Karin Strohecker; Modifying by Ritvik Carvalho

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