U.S. high-yield funds recorded an outflow of $1.1 billion for the week ended July 12, according to weekly reporters to Lipper only. This is the fourth straight week of outflows from the asset class for a total of $4.2 billion over that period.
Mutual funds led the exit this week, with outflows of $1.4 billion outweighing inflows into ETFs of $276 million, following last week’s exit of $184 million from ETFs.
The four-week trailing average remains in negative territory for the third consecutive week, dipping to $1 billion, from $705 million last week.
The year-to-date total outflow is $8.9 billion, with an $8.5 billion outflow from mutual funds and a $319 million exit from ETFs.
The change due to market conditions this past week was an decrease of $33.9 million. Total assets at the end of the observation period were $206.3 billion. ETFs account for about 23% of the total, at $47.3 billion. — James Passeri