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MONEY MARKET

February 2021

Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

The first FOMC meeting of the New Year was held on January 27th with the Federal Reserve keeping its easy money policies in place.

MONEY MARKET

February 2021

Taxable Money Market Commentary

January’s employment report was a disappointment as the rolling effects of the pandemic continue to play out.

MONEY MARKET

January 2021

LIBOR to SOFR

This piece highlights why LIBOR is being replaced, details on the extension of LIBOR past its originally scheduled end date, the difference between LIBOR and SOFR, and some challenges using SOFR will present to money market funds....

MONEY MARKET

January 2021

3Q20 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

After a tough second quarter, issuers across the financial and corporate spectrum displayed improved results during the third quarter of 2020, with moderate profitability still trending below pre-COVID pandemic levels.

MONEY MARKET

October 2020

2Q20 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

The operating environment was particularly challenging for issuers in the money market space during the first half of 2020 due to the unprecedented contraction in global economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MONEY MARKET

Aug 2020

Money Market Funds: Dreyfus Government Securities Cash Management Fund – Making an IMPACT

The Dreyfus Government Securities Cash Management Fund is making an “IMPACT” by proactively seeking investments that can have a direct, positive impact on society. The fund accomplishes this by aligning investment returns with investor values through an investment process that focuses on diversity and inclusion (D&I).

MONEY MARKET

June 2020

Money Market Credit Health Check Commentary

The rapid global spread of COVID-19, which was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, propelled the markets and the global economy into a state of extreme dislocation in what so far has been contained to a liquidity event.

MONEY MARKET

April 2020

Negative Rates in the U.S. Unlikely: How Money Market Funds Weather the Possibility

When a central bank considers lowering interest rates below zero, the goal is to incentivize banks to lend money to influence spending by businesses and consumers to spur economic growth. Many ask whether or not we will be heading into a period of negative interest rates?

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