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Dip Buyers Storm Back to Stocks After Selloff

Global equity funds saw their biggest inflows in 10 weeks, led by US
stocks, as cheaper valuations lured buyers after a steep selloff on
recession fears.

Investors added about $20 billion to global stocks in the week to May
25, led by inflows into the US, according to Bank of America Corp.’s
note citing EPFR Global data. Cash led the inflows among asset classes
with about $28 billion, signaling market participants continue to
search for havens. Bond fund outflows reached $5.8 billion.

Equities have staged a recovery this week with the US and European
indexes heading for their biggest weekly advance since mid-March as
investors bought the dip after strong declines. Citi Group
incorporated strategists this week who recommended stepping back into
stocks, particularly in Europe and emerging markets on they’re
appealing valuations while cutting their recommendation on US stocks
to neutral.

Still, strategists remain divided on whether the sell-off has found a
bottom with the likes of Morgan Stanley and Bank of America saying
that there may be more losses to come while Blackrock cut developed
market stocks to neutral this week. summer rally bandwagon is growing
Bank of America strategists led by Michael Hartnett wrote in the note,
we fade rallies but not in rush assets including us 30-year
treasuries, Chinese and German stocks US banks and technology,
European industrials as well as consumer stocks in the US, Europe, and
China are among the most oversold assets relative to their 200 days
moving average and vulnerable to tradable bounce, the strategist said.

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