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BofA Says Rush to Cash Is Now at Fastest Pace Since Pandemic

  • Cash funds saw $194 billion inflows so far in fourth quarter
  • Don’t expect Fed to pivot until job losses, credit shocks hit
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Cash is king, with investors fleeing to the safety of cash funds at the fastest pace since the coronavirus pandemic as the Federal Reserve remains firmly hawkish, according to strategists at Bank of America Corp.

The asset class had inflows of $62.1 billion in the week through Nov. 2, according to a note from the bank citing EPFR Global data. That’s contributed to $194 billion of inflows into cash from the start of October -- the fastest start to a quarter since the pandemic roiled markets in the second quarter of 2020.