According to BofA Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett's latest Flow Show note, $22.2Bn in new money flowed into equities last week, following the previous week's massive $46.2Bn inflow which was the 3rd biggest on record, bringing the total 16 week inflow to $436BN, a stunning outlier as shown in the chart below.
Addressing this massive tide of money, Wayne Wicker, chief investment officer at Vantagepoint Investment Advisers said that "Investors are looking at the market today and saying, 'Wow, this is going to come back faster than I thought. I need to position myself accordingly. There's a fear of missing out, of being under-invested."
"We've seen for many reasons that people have been trained to buy the dips," Kim Forrest, chief investment officer of Bokeh Capital Partners, told Bloomberg. "Just about every economist out there thinks the U.S. GDP is going to be 6% or above and that says growth. And yes, there's some specter of inflation that may bubble up," but, she said, "people are not afraid of inflation because we haven't had that horrible really life-changing inflation."