Net flows into mutual funds were positive in October, according to preliminary figures from Financial Research Corp. The overall positive flow of $13.3 billion was across all categories, in sharp contrast to outflows of $20.5 billion from all categories of funds in September.

Intermediate-term bond funds, however, led all other categories for the third consecutive month, suggesting that investors retain a conservative bias. Those funds garnered net flows of $3.1 billion.

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