How did markets react to the interest rate hikes from both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank? In a week where nonfarm payrolls in America reported a job increase way above the initial expectations, we use EPFR’s Fund Flows and Allocations data to deep dive into the latest investor sentiment trends.
Market news this week are dominated by rumors of another possible interest rate rise from both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, as well as the latest US job market update. How is money moving in the meantime? EPFR’s Global Head of Customer Solutions, Steve Muzzlewhite, takes a look at our latest fund flow data.
China and cash were by far and away the most popular asset classes during the fourth week of April as investors and markets braced for another round of rate hikes in early May.
Latest EPFR fund flow data reports outflows for equity funds and money market funds, and inflows towards bond funds, and China and India equity funds.
With mud season keeping the conflict in Ukraine deadlocked and the next round of major central bank meetings still a fortnight away, investors turned their attention to taxes, corporate earnings and China’s economy during the third week of April.
Kirsten Longbottom, Research Associate at EPFR, is in charge of delivering our fund flows highlights this week. Using our Fund Flows and Allocations data and insights, we put our focus on equity flows and sector allocations.
The second week of April offered investors two data points, the latest US jobs report and the inflation numbers for Match, that they hoped would make the case for a pause in the Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle. Although headline inflation in March came in at a one-year low and the number of new non-farm jobs created was the least in over two years, investors were left hoping that the Fed will focus on the trends rather than the actual, positive numbers.
US Money Market Funds kicked off April by recording their fourth straight inflow in excess of $50...
Join EPFR’s Steve Muzzlewhite for his weekly investor sentiment update. This week, we cover equity fund flows, bond flows and money market fund flows.
EPFR data reveals outflows from equity, multi-asset and alternative funds, and inflows to bond funds and money market flows during the last week of March 2023.