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Investors Yank Most Cash From U.S. Junk Bonds Since 2018

  • Buyers pulled $5.55 billion from funds, fourth-most on record
  • Outflows follow virus resurgence, uncertain outlook on economy
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U.S. high-yield bond funds suffered the biggest outflows in more than two years as investors reassess risk after the best returns in a decade and an uncertain outlook due to the pandemic.

High-yield investors pulled $5.55 billion during the week ended July 1, according to data compiled by Refinitiv Lipper. It’s the fourth-biggest withdrawal on record and compares with an outflow of just $87.6 million the prior week.