Inflows to stocks neared a record last week as bets on a bottom forming spurred major dip-buying across U.S. equities. The optimism, however, is likely premature, according to Bank of America.
Analysts at the bank said in a Tuesday note that allocations to equities reached the third-highest sum since 2008 during the five-day period, according to client data — a sign investors believe indicates that the market sell-off is nearing an end. But BofA contested the notion that the worst is behind for the stock market.
“Last week, during which the S&P 500 rallied 1.5% off recent lows, clients were big net buyers of U.S. equities,” the analysts stated, noting that the $6.1 billion total of inflows was the third largest inflow in the banks data history since ’08 and the fifth consecutive week of inflows. “Our view? More volatility likely ahead.”
Flows suggest investors believe market may have bottomed: client flows into US equities last week were 3rd-largest since ’08.
After surging for the…