U.S. equity funds saw $3.5 billion in outflows through Wednesday during a wild week on Wall Street

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◊ U.S. corporate bond funds also took a hit this week, experiencing $1.9 billion of outflows.

◊ Investors fled to safe-haven government debt as risk-off sentiment took over the markets.


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Swings in the stock market this week rattled investors, who pulled $3.5 billion from U.S. equity funds and fled to the safety of government debt. Funds that invest in U.S. stocks saw the outflows for the week ending Wednesday, the largest exodus since the week ending Oct. 17, when $14.8 billion was withdrawn amid a deep equity sell-offdeep equity sell-off, according to data from EPFR Global.

Stocks turned sour on fears of an economic downturn signaled by the bond market and ongoing U.S. trade tensions with China.

U.S. talks with China on trade were further complicated by the arrest announced Wednesday of a top executive of Chinese tech firm Huawei apparently in connection with alleged violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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At the same time, investors added $1.5 billion to Treasury funds as elevated stock market volatility fueled demand for safe-haven government debt.

U.S. corporate bond funds also took a hit during the roller-coaster ride in the markets, with $1.9 billion of outflows in the week ending Wednesday.

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Wall Street is poised to end the wild week. Stocks dropped sharply on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 500 points by early afternoon, while the S&P 500 pulled back 1.9 percent. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.5 percent.

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