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Stock and Bond Funds See Inflows

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Oct. 16, 2003 — Investors put $4.2 billion into domestic stock funds in the week ended Wednesday after adding $5.4 billion to them a week earlier, according to Investment Research.

Meanwhile, bond funds attracted $500 million in the latest week, compared to inflows of $200 million the prior week, TrimTabs said.

International stock funds saw outflows of $200 million, versus inflows of $1.1 billon a week earlier.

Hybrid funds, which invest in stocks and bonds, hemorrhaged $400 million after taking in $900 million a week earlier.

TrimTabs tracks daily fund flows of 90 fund families that hold about 15% of all stock and bond fund assets then regresses those numbers by sector to estimate total flows for all funds.