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Global equity funds see biggest weekly inflows in 2 months - Lipper

Global equity funds see biggest weekly inflows in 2 months - Lipper

FILE PHOTO: U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

REUTERS: Global equity funds lured the highest inflow in two months in the week ended June 23, as investors focussed on prospects for post-pandemic growth rather than fretting over the hawkish stance taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve last week.

Global equity funds received a net US$22.9 billion in the week, the biggest since the week ended March 24, data from Refinitiv Lipper showed.

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Global stocks have rebounded this week after steep losses after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly signalled that it could begin tapering its massive stimulus sooner than expected and also flagged its intention to consider withdrawing its monetary stimulus moving forward.

U.S equity funds led inflows with net purchases worth US$16.1 billion, which was the biggest in 14 weeks. However, European equity funds and Asian equity funds had inflows of just US$3.4 billion and US$1.8 respectively.

Among equity sector funds, tech funds had inflows worth US$1.4 billion, the highest in 10 weeks, while financial sector funds faced outflows worth US$2.36 billion, the largest since March 2020.

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Meanwhile, global bond funds had net buying of US$3.5 billion in the week to June 23, which was the smallest in four weeks.

Inflows into inflation-linked bonds dropped to an eight-week low of US$31 million.

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However, global money market funds faced an outflow of US$58.9 billion in the week, their biggest this year, which underscores a rise in risk sentiment this week.

Among commodity funds, precious metal funds faced net sales worth US$215 million, while energy funds also witnessed outflow for fourth consecutive week.

An analysis of 23,735 emerging-market funds showed bond funds faced net selling worth US$1.23 billion, marking the first outflow in four weeks, and equity funds had outflows of US$183 million, compared with US$1.5 billion worth of inflows in the previous week.

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(Reporting by Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathy in Bengaluru; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Source: Reuters


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