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Hedge funds ditch United States stocks as Wall Street slides, states BofA

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Released Feb 21, 2024 10:01 AM ET Updated Feb 21, 2024 10:16 AM ET

© Reuters. SUBMIT PHOTO: A street indication for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly// File Photo

By Carolina Mandl

NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) -Hedge funds offered more than purchased stocks recently as the primary U.S. stock indexes published a loss after 5 successive weeks of gains, Bank of America stated in a note.

The bank, which tracks its customers trading circulation, stated hedge funds net offered approximately $2 billion in U.S. shares. Sales happened throughout the majority of sectors, other than for commercial, BofA revealed, and were generally focused on large-cap business.

Recently, the Nasdaq fell 1.34%, the was down 0.42% and the decreased 0.11%, as inflation reports was available in hotter-than-expected and wore down expect impending rate of interest cuts by the Federal Reserve.

Hedge funds have net offered $3.8 billion in shares this year, the bank stated, leading outflows. Institutional financiers have actually likewise been sellers, in addition to retail. Alternatively, business are the sole net purchasers, as stock buybacks are at historic high levels, amounting to $17.9 billion.

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