Divergence between mutual fund and ETF flows

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Combined equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds saw $7 billion in net inflows for the week that ended on May 25, which come on top of $3.7 billion in net inflows the previous week. However, hybrid and bond funds continued to see net outflows.

Mutual funds have continued to see net outflows in all three categories. For the latest period, bond mutual funds had $20.7 billion in net outflows followed by equity funds’ $10.4 billion.

ETF net issuance, particularly for equities and bonds, has remained positive over the last several weeks. For the week ended May 25, equity ETFs attracted $17.4 billion while bonds drew in $10.8 billion.

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