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Biggest Junk-Bond ETFs Post Record Inflow in Dash Back to Risk

  • Investors pour a combined $2.2 billion into HYG and JNK ETFs
  • Flow shows big risk-on shift after Thursday’s inflation data

Investors trying to gauge the strength of the risk-on shift that gripped markets Thursday should look no further than two of the biggest high-yield credit exchange-traded funds.

As softer-than-anticipated inflation data sparked the best day for stocks in more than two years and sent around $13.4 billion into equity ETFs, products targeting junk bonds were seeing unprecedented demand.