Weekly reporting municipal bond mutual funds had a net inflow of $324 million during the period ending Jan. 16, AMG Data Services reported.
The results were up from a $183 million outflow the previous week, and represent both the largest inflow to the sector since Sept. 5 and the second week of inflows following eight straight weeks of outflows, according to the Arcata, Calif.-based fund tracker. The category represents about 73% of all muni bond funds because it excludes those that report monthly.
The four-week moving average for all muni bond funds — which includes the monthly reporters — rose to a $358.6 million outflow from a $594.6 million outflow.
Taxable bond funds that report weekly had a $1.7 billion net inflow after a $2.5 billion inflow the week before.
Weekly reporting equity funds had an inflow of $7.3 billion after an $8.4 billion outflow the previous week.