Municipal bond mutual funds saw inflows for a 25th straight week.
Funds that report their flows weekly recorded inflows of $553 million for the week ended Oct. 3, Lipper FMI numbers show. That’s down slightly from the $592 million in inflows for the week ended Sept. 26. For perspective, muni bond funds have seen inflows for 54 of the past 57 weeks.
Assets for all muni funds that report their flows weekly rose for a third consecutive week to $313.4 billion from $311.7 billion the week before.
The value of the holdings for weekly reporting funds vaulted by $1.39 billion. The week before, they increased by $1.34 billion.
The four-week moving average for all municipal bond mutual funds that report their flows weekly saw $555 million of inflows, up from a $482 million gain the week before.
Long-term bond funds that report their flows weekly saw robust inflows to the tune of $248 million, a small drop from $292 million they reported the week before.
High-yield muni funds reported inflows, as well. Flows have been positive for 42 of the previous 45 weeks.
High-yield funds that report weekly saw $109 million in inflows, Lipper said. The previous week, they reported $135 million in inflows.
Assets for high-yield funds that report their flows weekly increased to $42.52 billion, up from $42.20 billion the week before.
The value of the holdings for weekly reporting high-yield funds rose by $214 million. Last week, they increased by $218 million.
The four-week moving average for all high-yield municipal bond funds that report their flows weekly was $65.4 million of inflows, slipping from $69.4 million the week before.