Long-term mutual funds enjoyed $8.45 billion of inflows in the week ended Sept. 2, the Investment Company Institute said. It was the 25th straight week of inflows, bringing the total net sales to $259 billion.

Investors fled equity funds, however; stock funds saw outflows of $4.16 billion, with U.S. equity funds losing $3.15 billion and foreign equity funds giving up $1.01 billion.

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