June Stock Fund Inflows Up Sharply

Stock and bond funds experienced net inflows of $20.2 billion in June, down from $34.9 billion in May, according to data from FRC.

Equity funds led the way in June with $15.9 billion in net inflows, up from $5.7 billion in net inflows the month prior, FRC data show. Tax-free bond funds enjoyed a second straight month of inflows with a $2.2-billion boost in June, albeit a smaller increase than the $4.9-billion hike seen in May (see International Trend Continues in May).

Meanwhile, Corporate funds saw a $1.6-billion net June inflow, down from $7.9 billion in May. Government bond funds had a $748-million June inflow, down from the $1.1-billion in May, while International/Global funds had a net outflow of $492 million, a reversal from the $15.2-billion inflow the month prior.

Looking at Morningstar categories, Large Blend funds were ahead by $8.7 billion, with Specialty-Financial following with $3.5 billion in net inflows. The rest of the top five were Intermediate-Term Bond funds at $2.7 billion, World Allocation at $2.6 billion, and specialty-Natural Resources seeing a $1.9-billion June inflow.

State Street Global Advisor’s (SSGA) SPDR S&P Financial ETF attracted $2.7 billion of net inflows to lead the fund sales charts. That was followed by the Vanguard Group’s Total Stock index fund with $2.3 billion and the SPDR Trust 1 with $2.1 billion.

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