Investors Pour $967M into US High Yield Funds

US high yield fund flows

U.S. high-yield funds recorded an inflow of $966.8 million for the week ended Oct. 11, according to weekly reporters to Lipper only. This week’s result is the largest of the current four-week inflow streak and brings the total over that span to $2.9 billion.

ETFs led the way with $847 million, accounting for 88% of the total, while mutual funds recorded their largest inflow in five weeks, at $119.7 million.

With this result, the four-week trailing average rises to $727.7 million, the highest level since the first week of the year, from $462 million last week.

The year-to-date total outflow is $6.37 billion. A $4.52 billion year-to-date inflow for ETFs is far outweighed by $10.9 billion leaving mutual funds so far in 2017.

The change due to market conditions last week was positive $135.3 million, marking the seventh straight increase, the longest run since February. Total assets at the end of the observation period were $215.4 billion. ETFs account for about 25% of the total, at $53.4 billion. — Jon Hemingway

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