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Investors Direct Fund Flows Into Low-Risk Offerings

Investors continued to cut risk in October 2019, despite low yields and strong equity returns.

Note: This is an excerpt from the Morningstar Direct U.S. Asset Flows Commentary for October 2019. Download the full report.

The Federal Reserve cut rates at the end of October for the third time in 2019; and on Oct. 31, the 10-year Treasury bond had a yield of just 1.74%. But despite lower yields, money market inflows still overwhelmed long-term inflows, at $75.3 billion versus $29.0 billion.