Money Market Funds
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Is OPEC about to flinch and cut oil production?
Breakfast with Benjamin: OPEC might be rethinking their strategy of flooding the market with oil to crush the fracking industry.
Money market reforms force advisers to rethink risk
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said reforms would “fundamentally change” funds. She was right.
Wealthy investors loving U.S. stocks
Investors continue to see domestic stocks as the best thing going: Legg Mason survey.
Norm Champ to depart SEC
Head of the agency's Division of Investment Management will leave before the end of the month
iShares says not so fast on passive investing winning the day
iShares manager says money from active managers was primary driver of record 2014.
Keeping emotion out of investing
The level of noise surrounding the financial markets can interfere with sound decision-making.
Americans feeling squeezed in saving for retirement
BlackRock poll show most find it hard to pay bills and put money aside for retirement; Social Security considered key source of income.
Investors push rate-hike forecast out to late 2015
Recent global economic and political turmoil leads to doubt about forecasts from Federal Reserve officials — and most Wall Street economists — that the Fed will begin to lift its benchmark interest rates in mid-2015.
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
These ETFs are winning in the Pimco Total Return Fund derby
Here's a hint: They're short-term bond funds that can provide safe places to park money, and provide a little yield and return in place of holding cash
BlackRock money market funds refuse to lose value
The money manager, led by CEO Laurence Fink, has come up with a way to avoid 'breaking the buck' with a reverse distribution. It means the shares don't lose value, you just have fewer of them.
Cash holdings finally getting some respect
Funds, and investment gurus the likes of Warren Buffett, are augmenting their cash positions as volatility enters the market.
The Fed is now fretting about wage growth and surprise inflation
Breakfast with Benjamin: Don't look now, but wage growth (for dishwashers, for example) is on the radar. Plus: The SEC's half fix for money funds, a golden cross for Goldman, judge blocks 'Wall Street Wolf's' sucker list, and big city life can be a drag.
SEC passes money fund rules – but wait, the buck could still break
Many advisers expect that their clients will continue to be able to rely on stable money market funds after the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday passed a slate of reforms that include a broad carve-out for products sold to retail investors.But some industry experts cautioned that the
Money funds get new restrictions aimed at preventing runs
Split SEC votes 3-2 to pass rules on money market funds that end four-year struggle to toughen regulations.