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A variety of timely topics and trends for today’s Cash Managers

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MARKETS & ECONOMY

September 2019

China's path to dethrone the US

Consensus view of the US as the most influential economic superpower is being challenged as China rises to the top. Even so, it’s not just China.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

September 2019

UK General Election: What Could This Mean for Markets

With the rising probability of a UK general election being held in the near future, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and its impact on markets is on the minds of many.

MONEY MARKET

August 2019

Taxable Money Market Commentary

On July 31st, the Federal Reserve voted to cut overnight interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

August 2019

Who's Afraid of Inverted Yields?

Once lionized as a key economic predictor, the inverted yield curve is less reliable than current headlines might suggest, says Shamik Dhar, chief economist, BNY Mellon Investment Management.

MONEY MARKET

August 2019

Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

As anticipated, the Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) lowered the federal funds target range by a quarter of a point at the July 31 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting to 2.00%-2.25%.

MONEY MARKET

August 2019

The Challenges of Losing Libor

Replacing the London Interbank Offered Rate or “LIBOR” has become a Wall Street priority and global regulators are keen to consign it to the dustbin of history, after a host of banks were accused of manipulating the rate.  DOWNLOAD PDF

MONEY MARKET

July 2019

Shaken Not Stirred

We look at the aftermath of regulations on the all-important European money market fund industry. New rules that reshaped the EUR1.3 trillion industry didn’t send investors running into alternative investments. DOWNLOAD PDF

MONEY MARKET

June 2019

1Q19 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

The operating environment remained challenging during the first quarter of 2019, albeit less so than the more volatile environment that closed out...

MONEY MARKET

June 2019

Opportunities in Floating NAV MMFs

Floating Net Asset Value mmfs now require investors to consider a fund's price movement in addition to income. These funds may offer the potential for attractive total returns over stable...

MONEY MARKET

May 2019

The multi-pronged impact of the tax cuts and jobs act of 2017...

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law by the president in late 2017.

MONEY MARKET

April 2019

4Q18 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

Commentary by the Credit Research Team at BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS), a division of The Dreyfus Corporation.

MONEY MARKET

March 2019

Municipal Money Market Funds: Investing in the Nation’s Infrastructure

There is general consensus that current investment in the nation’s infrastructure is lagging far behind the requirements for a safe and efficient system.

FIXED INCOME

January 2019

At the Crossroads of Inflationary Direction

What the relationship between wages, inflation and bond yields might point to in 2019.

MONEY MARKET

December 2018

3Q18 Money Market Credit Trends By Sector

Commentary by the Credit Research Team at BNY Mellon Cash Investment Strategies (CIS), a division of The Dreyfus Corporation.

FIXED INCOME

November 2018

Muni bond sector mulls U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

Two recent rulings could have long-term implications for the American municipal credit market, as discussed by the Standish municipal bond team.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

September 2018

Fed Thoughts: Stargazing in the Mountains

Vincent Reinhart, Chief Economist and Macro Strategist of BNY Mellon, draws inspiration from the dramatic arts to understand the drama generated by President Donald Trump.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

September 2018

No Room for Mistakes: China’s Balancing Act in the Trade War

China’s economy is in a tough spot, facing multiple headwinds including escalating trade frictions, tightening global financial conditions led by the U.S. rate hikes, and deleveraging efforts curbing domestic demand.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

July 2018

The Great Divide

After a broadly positive start to the year, markets in the second quarter showed further signs of divergence as U.S. growth accelerated while the rest of the global economies experienced pockets of weakness and even some flattening.

FIXED INCOME

June 2018

The End of Goldilocks? Navigating Tight Credit Valuations and Rising Yields

The fixed-income environment in 2018 and beyond may favor more sophisticated active approaches, such as flexible “best-ideas” strategies.

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