Investors continued to move money into equities in early March, despite the market's flat performance in recent weeks.

According to AMG Data Services, equity funds had net inflows of $3.9 billion for the week ended March 3, up from $2.5 billion the prior week. Almost 60%, or $2.3 billion, went into domestic equities, compared with $1.4 billion the week before.

The real estate, health care/biotech and financial/banking sectors continued to draw the most interest.

International equity funds had net inflows of $1.2 billion.

Taxable bond funds had a net gain of $892 million, up sharply from $546 billion in the prior week, with investors preferring corporate-based funds.

Treasury funds had net inflows of $224 million, while money market funds registered a net loss of $11.5 billion, about 10% more than the previous week.

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