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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...

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...

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...

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...

As Fed raises interest rates, money funds increase yields, some to more than 1%

March 31, 2017

Thanks to the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate hikes, some money market funds are doing things they haven't done in a decade: Paying 1% interest. Your clients won't get rich on their money fund holdings, but at least they'll get more than...

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...

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...

BlackRock money market funds refuse to lose value

September 13, 2014

Basically the worst thing that can happen to you in this life is: You put $10,000 into a money market fund, but then later find out that you only have $9,999. I mean, that's not really the worst thing. Really you just lost a dollar. It's not...

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....

The Reserve ordered to pay remaining $3.5B to investors

November 27, 2009

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered The Reserve Primary Fund, which last year roiled the $3 trillion money-market industry by "breaking the buck," to pay out its remaining assets to shareholders waiting to get their money back. The Securities...

INsider: Is Vanguard thinking about life after money funds?

July 12, 2012

Management at The Vanguard Group Inc. appears to be taking the possibility of money market reform seriously. The largest mutual fund manager in the world is considering adding banking services, such as FDIC-insured accounts and certificates...

Bank money flows imply inflation fears, says researcher

February 2, 2010

The recent pattern of money flows into bank deposits suggests growing investor concerns that an inflationary period is looming, according to Dan Geller, executive vice president at researcher Market Rates Insight. While the amount of money in...

SEC to require money funds to disclose shadow NAVs

January 31, 2010

Money market funds will have to disclose on a delayed basis their fluctuating “shadow” net asset values rather than their $1-per-share value, thanks to a rule that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted last week. Under the rule,...

Inside the panic at Reserve Management

May 17, 2009

The evening of Sept. 15 was the worst of Bruce Bent II's career. Panicked investors, who woke up that Monday morning to news of New York-based Lehman Brothers Holdings Corp.'s filing for bankruptcy protection, had yanked billions of dollars...

Treasury guarantees Reserve's U.S. Gov't Fund

November 21, 2008

Reserve Management Co. Inc. has announced that its U.S. Government Fund is now covered by Treasury’s temporary guarantee program for money market funds. The firm “will use its best efforts to sell its portfolio securities by Jan. 3, 2009,”...

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...

Vanguard money funds paying capital gains

September 29, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable last Tuesday, said...

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...

Plaze worries about money fund contagion risk

March 25, 2012

Past events plague Robert E. Plaze, deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management, who fears that mistakes made by one money market fund could spread throughout the industry and cause another run...

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