Reuters reports that BofA's latest fund flow statistics showed that investors have piled on more cash and cut exposure to tech stocks, indicating concern over a dialling back of stimulus by central banks.
The investment bank expects market trends in the second half of the year to shift from "quantitative easing to quantitative tightening" and "inflation to stagflation" -- meaning soaring prices despite a decline in economic activity.
Global stocks were treading water on Friday ahead of the Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.
Those expectations seemingly shifted investment trends in recent weeks, with fund managers loading up $16.3 billion in cash for the week to Wednesday, on top of the $68 billion last week.
BofA said $1.6 billion left tech funds, the largest since December 2018. But, flows into equities were still coming albeit at a slower pace, BofA's number crunching showed. Equities attracted $14.7 billion led by banks and material stocks, which typically benefit from an inflationary environment. That has helped Europe, which saw $2.3 billion inflows.
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