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  1. A way to address higher taxes and rising rates

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    Mon, 29 Sep 2014

    rate demand obligations. Investors have few short-term options that provide tax efficiency and competitive income. Money market funds are currently paying close to zero while short-term fixed-rate bonds may not generate sufficient income and could lose

  2. Much Ado About Cash

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    Sun, 28 Sep 2014

    stimulus program. He wrote, " Have repositioned my portfolio to 75% cash and 25% stocks. The cash positions are in money market funds at three different brokers. This position was taken at the end of July 2014. I cannot predict the outcome of the end

  3. What Are You Doing With Your Cash Holdings?

    Commentary

    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    Morningstar.com Readers, A recent Short Answer article on the relative merits of bank money-market accounts, money - market funds , and short-term bond funds sparked a lively discussion that included mention of other cash-like investments

  4. Sallie Mae's Preferred Stock Conundrum

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    underwrite and fund $4 billion in new "private" education loans. These loans will be funded with FDIC Insured CDs, Money Market Funds , whole loan sales, and securitizations of existing student loans. The vast majority of these loans will be co-signed

  5. Test-Driving an Income-Centric Retirement Portfolio

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    Mon, 22 Sep 2014

    the Fed's zero interest-rate policy has shoved conservative investors out on the risk spectrum. As yields on CDs and money market funds have shrunk, investors in search of a positive real yield have embraced all manner of higher-risk/higher-yielding

  6. 'Great Rotation' Into Stocks Runs Its Course

    Video Reports

    Sat, 20 Sep 2014

    when I looked at the data is that money market funds haven't kept up with the rise in ..... market fund regulation requiring money market funds to invest in higher-quality securities ..... short in short-term securities, money market funds just can't offer an attractive

    money market funds found at 10:07, 10:39, 11:18

    But what was interesting when I looked at the data is that money market funds haven't kept up with the rise in mutual fund assets. So, typically, you'd think they would go in tandem. People would hold
    keeping interest rates so low and with money market fund regulation requiring money market funds to invest in higher-quality securities (such as treasury bonds) and keep the duration very short in short-term securities, money market funds just can't offer an attractive yield to compete or to even entice investors to take that money out of their checking accounts
    market fund--if it doesn't have the convenience. And, really, I don't think money market funds have the same level of trust that people have in their corner bank. Benz: They're not FDIC-insured for one thing. Rawson: Absolutely.
  7. Can’t Trust the Stock Market?

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    taking huge losses in order to move their nest eggs out of the frightening world of the stock market and into CDs or money market funds that seemed more trustworthy. Yet by getting out of the market, they missed the opportunity to have their holdings regain

  8. How Target Date Funds Miss

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    but you may increase interest rate risk as rates rise and bonds lose value. Many “safe money” alternatives such as money market funds , certificates of deposit and short-term bonds have purchasing power risk, because rates of return are negative after

  9. Schneider: Volatility Will Be a Primary Focus for Investors

    Video Reports

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014

    has a performance beyond money market funds --so, above zero interest ..... and importantly, income in money market funds ; that's no longer going to be case. Two reasons: One, money market funds are going to have an increasingly

    money market funds found at 2:40, 5:20, 5:59

    They want to see a portfolio that, obviously, has a performance beyond money market funds --so, above zero interest rates. Well, anybody can do that. You could, obviously, go buy a high-yielding asset or a longer-duration asset, which
    investors moving forward, they used to find safety, and importantly, income in money market funds ; that's no longer going to be case. Two reasons: One, money market funds are going to have an increasingly subdued amount of supply that they can invest in. There is going to be an abundance
    SEC money market fund. Now, there are valid reasons to invest in money market funds ; but for investors thinking about how to tier their liquidity, the money-market-fund segment is only one aspect of liquidity management. Looking to
  10. Fitch: U.S. Money Market Funds Shifting European Bank Investments to Fed's Reverse Repo Program

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, September 16 (Fitch) Government and prime money market funds (MMFs) have shifted quarter-end allocations away from European banks in favor of the Federal Reserve's

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