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MONEY MARKET

June 2021

1Q21 Money Market Credit Trends by Sector

Credit conditions continued to improve during the first quarter of 2021 on the back of a global economic rebound that is well under way. The economic rebound has been fueled by massive support from global central banks in the form of very accommodative policy rate settings.

MONEY MARKET

May 2021

Taxable Money Market Commentary

The widespread weakness in the April jobs report was a stunning reality check of the long road that remains ahead as the U.S. economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Nonfarm payrolls only grew by 266,000 versus the 1 million plus expected and the unemployment rate itself ticked up to 6.1% from 6.0% in March.

MONEY MARKET

May 2021

Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) officials strengthened their assessment of the economy at the April 28th meeting signaling diminishing economic risks while leaving interest rates near zero and continuing the level of monthly asset purchases.

MONEY MARKET

April 2021

Will the Future of Money Market Funds Include Additional Reforms?

The piece focuses on the reasons behind the PWG creating the potential reform options for consideration, a summary of the ten options presented by the PWG and detail behind the three options that Dreyfus CIS supports.

MONEY MARKET

April 2021

Dreyfus CIS Files Comment Letter with the SEC

Dreyfus Cash Investment Strategies files letter with the SEC regarding the President’s Working Group Report on Money Market Fund Reform.

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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