Slightly more than $1 billion flowed back into mutual funds that invest in U.S. stocks long-term, in the week ended Aug. 17.

That followed an outflow of $23.5 billion the previous week, when investors and markets reacted to the first-ever downgrade of U.S. debt. In the previous four weeks, $48.5 billion flowed out of domestic long-term equity funds, according to the Investment Company Institute.

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