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Fidelity draws adviser wrath with 1.9% cash offer

August 7, 2019

As is typically the case when equity markets turn choppy, financial advisers are paying closer attention to the yields their clients are earning when they turn to the safety of cash. But for custodians and brokerage platforms that often default...

Fed signal sends advisers into fixed-income scramble

June 21, 2019

The Federal Reserve Board's signal earlier this week that it is preparing for its first interest-rate cut in 10 years sent a chill through some corners of the financial planning industry, as rate cuts typically indicate rough times ahead. "We...

Fintechs find new focus helping clients with cash management

April 26, 2019

Cash management is suddenly one of the hottest trends in financial technology. Since Wealthfront launched Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.-insured high-yield savings accounts in February, the digital adviser said clients have deposited more than...

JPMorgan's $50 billion fund is cutting equities on dovish Fed

February 26, 2019

One of JPMorgan Asset Management's largest mutual funds is selling stocks, wagering that a dovish Federal Reserve is signaling burgeoning risks to global economic growth. Eric Bernbaum, co-portfolio manager of the JPMorgan's $50 billion Global...

Morningstar says investors rushed the exits in 2018

January 17, 2019

Investors ran for cover in 2018, according to the latest data from Morningstar showing last year's level of net inflows into U.S. mutual funds. Net inflows into ETFs were the lowest since 2008. In a year that saw the S&P 500 Index finish down...

Your competition is cashing in on your clients. Stop them!

January 16, 2019

According to a recent InvestmentNews survey, 45.3% of advisers plan to increase allocations to cash in 2019. This comes as no surprise. Given the recent market volatility and rising short-term rates, cash is dominating the media as the shiny...

Dash for cash may be starting to reverse as stocks recover

January 10, 2019

Ten days into January, there are signs that investors' appetite for cash, which surged last quarter, is easing, suggesting the stabilization in equities is starting to erode demand for safer investments. Investors pulled a record $745 million...

Fidelity dominates money-market industry as assets grow to $629 billion

December 10, 2018

Fidelity Investments is dominating a business that is thriving even as stocks and bonds struggle. Fidelity's money-market assets grew to $629 billion as of Oct. 31 — nearly twice as much as its closest rival, Vanguard Group, according to Crane...

Cash comes into focus as interest rates continue ascent

September 26, 2018

Cash, an asset class that's been in the doldrums for the better part of a decade, is beginning to show signs of life. The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate to near zero a decade ago in an effort to stoke the American economy in...

Advisers in a pickle over low-yielding cash sweep accounts

August 29, 2018

With interest rates edging higher and stock market valuations hitting peak levels, cash management is becoming a center-stage issue for financial advisers, and one that could have fiduciary implications. While cash typically makes up only a...

Money managers prep for $1.5 trillion in corporate cash

August 17, 2018

The biggest U.S. asset managers are going head-to-head to win a piece of a $1.5 trillion corporate cash comeback. That's the sum companies are expected to bring onshore under the U.S. tax overhaul passed last year, according to Invesco estimates....

Millennials err on the side of caution when it comes to investing

July 25, 2018

Millennials think cash is the best long-term investment. Unsurprisingly, they're not seeing good returns. Almost 1 in 3 millennials said cash instruments, such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit, are the best place to invest money...

Americans still have no emergency savings, poll finds

June 20, 2018

Despite recent job gains, rising wages and falling unemployment, almost a quarter of Americans said they still have no emergency savings, according to an annual Bankrate.com report released Wednesday. The number of Americans who said they have...

Cash floods into money market funds

June 12, 2018

It's tempting to look at the wave of cash spilling into U.S. money-market funds and conclude that investors are sheltering themselves from political and economic turmoil around the globe. After all, the short-term debt funds experienced one...

Retirement plan sponsors tread lightly with capital preservation

May 29, 2018

In providing capital preservation options for investment menus, some defined contribution plan executives have wound up in the crosshairs of participants' lawsuits alleging fiduciary breaches of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Some...

Money markets undergo sea change

March 13, 2018

While many fixed-income investors may be focused on the specter of higher long-term Treasury yields, there's a sea change afoot at the shorter end — in U.S. money markets. The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, and rates on Treasury...

Stocks tremble, but savers cheer rising rates

February 22, 2018

As the stock market trembles before the specter of three — or possibly four — interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve this year, investors in ultrasafe money market mutual funds and bank certificates of deposit will be cheering. Stocks...

Muni money funds show signs of life

February 12, 2018

If 2017 was the year the municipal money market funds stopped bleeding assets, 2018 is the year they've started growing again. Tax-exempt money market fund assets have increased by almost $7 billion since the beginning of the year, seven times...

Retirement savers flee stocks as market slides

February 8, 2018

Retirement savers violated a cardinal rule of investing this past week: They sold into a plunging market. After racing into equities in January, they did an about-face as markets fell last Friday. Savers moved into money and fixed-income funds,...

House panel backs bill to scrap floating prices for money funds

January 22, 2018

The House Financial Services Committee has advanced a bill that would eliminate some of the strictures placed on the $2.8 trillion money market mutual fund industry in the wake of the financial crisis. The legislation, which was opposed by Fidelity...

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