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U.S. Stock ETFs Ride Waves of Inflows as Market Euphoria Returns

Risk appetite is back with a vengeance. 

As U.S. stocks rose to a nearly four-week high on Monday, inflows into the benchmark exchange-traded fund for technology shares jumped to the second-most on record, according to the latest data available.

Money managers sank at least $2.7 billion into the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 ETF, which follows the Nasdaq 100 Index, bringing assets under management to an all-time high of $65.7 billion.

The inflow as a proportion of the fund’s total assets before the trading session represents a hefty 4.4 percent, underscoring how money managers are making peace with higher U.S. yields.

Another case in point: investors on Monday also poured $5 billion into the mighty SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the world’s biggest fund, with $280 billion in assets. That’s the third-largest daily inflow this year, after a record wave of redemptions earlier in February.

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