Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $17.7 billion to $2.61 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $4.5 billion to $918.26 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.» Read More
There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.
Although changes to money market funds since 2010 have made them more transparent and stable, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC that there are structural weaknesses still to be addressed.
Sharing their long-term perspectives on investing in the U.S. markets, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan and Roger Crandall, MassMutual Financial Group.
Not guarding against inflation could mean a loss of principal — and one expert says low-duration bond funds are one way to avoid that.
Will regulatory reform destroy the $2.7 trillion dollar mutual fund industry? CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the fallout. Also, discussing whether money market funds are at risk, with Paul Stevens, Investment Company Institute president/CEO, and David Min, Center for American Progress.
China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.
Brian Rogers, T. Rowe Price Chairman & CIO, shares his views on regulations, and investing now.
Despair will turn to hope in 2012 following stock losses in the first quarter, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs portfolio strategy research team.
Wednesday’s 400-plus point jump in the Dow following news the world's major central banks are taking further coordinated action to reduce the interest rate on dollar swaps shows the market is hungry for action to resolve the euro zone debt crisis, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.
It's been quite a week. I thought it might be helpful to take a step back from the drama and contrast 2008 versus 2011 from an economic standpoint.
Insight on how strong the U.S. banking system is, with William Isaac, former FDIC chairman.
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.