Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $5.37 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $1.78 billion to $894.66 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.» Read More
Money markets had their biggest outflows since the collapse of Lehman Brothers as panicked investors worried about a U.S. debt downgrade and sliding stock market.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports some money market funds are reducing their exposure to French banks, and how to protect your portfolio from the European contagion, with Jeff Duncan, Duncan Financial Management.
"It's a very difficult environment for traditional investors right now because if you're looking for the safety of bonds, you're destroying your wealth, and if you're looking for the cyclical growth from equities, you're going to be disappointed," Patrick Armstrong, managing partner at Distinction Asset Management told CNBC. "But there are some very specific subsets within equities that do look attractive," he added.
A look at funding availability in the money market space, with John Brady, MF Global.
Debt impasse in Washington has some concerned about cash moving out money market funds and in turn, creating stress in short term liquidity markets.
You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.
As an alternative to savings accounts at a commercial bank, many people choose to put their money into money market accounts set up by way of money market funds. What are they and how are they constituted?
The goal of money market funds is to never lose money and maintain a net asset value (NAV), or per-share value, at $1, and when their NAV goes below $1, this is called breaking the buck. CNBC explains.
CNBC's Mary Thompson provides details on the impact the whole debt ceiling showdown is having on what many consider to be among the safest investments.
Money market funds are required by law and by their own charters to hold only high-quality securities. So if the ratings agencies downgrade the credit of the United States, will they have to sell their Treasury holdings?
Money market funds have long been a popular haven for conservative investors, but they could become one way that the tremors of the financial crisis in Greece touch the pocketbooks of Americans — about 50 million of them the New York Times reports.
CNBC's Kate Kelly looks at the impact the Greek crisis could have on your money market fund. Peter Crane, president of Crane Data, weighs in, as well.
Despite contagion risks in Greece and Europe, money market funds are standing by their Eurozone investments. CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details.
Discussing the safety of money market funds and how to protect your investments, with Rob Russell, Russell & Co.; Glenn Hechler, National Securities; and CNBC's Kate Kelly.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the amount of exposure U.S. money market funds have to European banks.
As we explained last week, U.S. money market funds aren't directly exposed to Greek government debt. But they hold around $1 trillion of debt issued by European banks—who are among the biggest creditors of Greece.
John Carney, CNBC.com senior editor takes a look at how the debt crisis in Greece could impact your money market funds.
Money market funds have no explicit guarantee from the US government.
CBC's Kate Kelly has the details on Euro stress impacting money market funds.