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  • The Federal Reserve says the money market fund industry needs more regulations to keep it from a collapse and a repeat of another run on assets. Money market management firms like Fidelity, are fighting back saying enough is being done to keep investors safe.

  • Koesterich: 'Yesterday Was a Bit of Profit-Taking'

    Did the bulls go overboard in January, or is this the "pause that refreshes?" Russ Koesterich, BlackRock chief investment strategist, weighs in.

  • From Bonds to Stocks?

    CNBC's Bob Pisani talks with Ken Polcari, O'Neil Securities, about what's moving the major indexes today. And, take a look at where investors are placing their money amid market uncertainty.

  • The Distortion of Money Markets

    Howard Marks, Chairman and Founder, Oaktree says money markets are not free, thus obscuring economic cycles. He says that governments have made it clear that they want to keep liquidity cheap.

  • Two major banks and the country's largest asset manager took steps to make their money market mutual funds more transparent to investors.

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    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.

  • Fast Money Portfolio

    Not guarding against inflation could mean a loss of principal — and one expert says low-duration bond funds are one way to avoid that.

  • Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    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.

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    Despair will turn to hope in 2012 following stock losses in the first quarter, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs portfolio strategy research team.

  • uP CHART

    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.

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    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.

  • Getting the U.S. Back on Track

    Insight on how strong the U.S. banking system is, with William Isaac, former FDIC chairman.

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    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.

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    Debt impasse in Washington has some concerned about cash moving out money market funds and in turn, creating stress in short term liquidity markets.

  • Politicians in Washington, D.C. finally agreed on a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on  or other obligations.But even with the U.S. debt ceiling raised, a short-term deal that does little to raise revenue or cut spending might result in a downgrade of the country's long-term debt. Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s might decide that the failure to produce a longer-term solution to the U.S. debt burden indicates that the country's

    You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.