Outflows rise for U.S. domestic equity funds-Lipper

 NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - Equity funds focused on U.S.
stocks suffered an increase in net cash outflows for the week
ended March 23, $3.9 billion versus $2.4 billion in the prior
period, data from Thomson Reuters Lipper service showed on
Thursday.
 Overall, U.S. domiciled equity funds had net outflows of
$2.4 billion, a sharp increase over the $268 million in net
redemptions the prior week.
 Taxable bond funds took in $965 million, a steep drop off
from the prior week's $2.7 billion of new cash. In the tax-free
municipal bond sector the negative flows continued for a 19th
consecutive week with $640 million in net redemptions.
 After a record week of inflows for Japan-focused funds,
investors kept pumping cash into that sector of the market and
placed an additional $785 million in, bringing the streak of
fresh money to 15 out of the last 16 weeks.
 The weekly Lipper fund flow data is compiled from reports
issued by U.S.-domiciled mutual funds and exchange-traded
funds. The weekly data goes back to 1992.
 The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the
week, including exchange-traded funds:
Sector                    Flow      Pct       Total     Share
                      Change    Change     Assets    Class
(in $ billions)                  In Assets              Count
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All Equity Funds          -2.428   -0.09    2,721.773  10,006
-Domestic Equities        -3.863   -0.20    2,018.548   7,608
-Non-Domestic Equities     1.435    0.21      703.225   2,398
All Taxable Bond Funds     0.966    0.08    1,273.651   4,002
All Money Market Funds    -8.689   -0.35    2,496.695   1,535
All Municipal Bond Funds  -0.640   -0.20      312.873   1,568
 (Reporting by Daniel Bases; Editing by Andrew Hay)


Outflows rise for U.S. domestic equity funds-Lipper