NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- Concerned about rocky markets, investors have been dumping intermediate-term bonds and shifting to short-term issues. Short-term bonds tend to be more resilient when interest rates rise. The flows have been particularly notable among high-yield funds, which hold bonds that are rated below-investment grade.While investors have withdrawn $3.3 billion from the intermediate-term SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK) this year, SPDR Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond (SJNK) recorded inflows of $1.6 billion, and Pimco 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond (HYS) attracted $2.1 billion, according to IndexUniverse.com. Strong returns have attracted the cash. For the year, SPDR Barclays Short Term returned 3.5%, compared to 1.8% for SPDR's intermediate term exchange-traded fund, according to Morningstar. In comparison, the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate index lost 3.2%.
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