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Money Market Funds

Money market funds are an important component of an investment portfolio. Learn more about investing in money market funds.

What Are Money Market Funds?
What are money market funds and how can you find the best interest rates and yields?

Advantages of Money Market Funds
Money market funds are mutual funds that invest in short-term, high-quality fixed income securities. Money market funds are regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC seeks to assure that risks are limited and investors’ interests are protected.

How and When to Build a CD Ladder
CD laddering can be used to get higher yields while maintaining access to your cash. Learn how to build a CD ladder and when is the best time to do it.

The Basics of Money Market Funds
Just because you have to keep part of your portfolio invested conservatively, doesn't mean you have to keep your funds in a mattress. Learn about the safety and earning power available from money market funds.

Money Market Funds vs. Money Market Accounts
Money market accounts are bank alternatives to money market mutual funds. What’s the difference? The main factors are risk and choices. Justin Pritchard, About.com Guide to Banking, provides a comparison of money market funds vs. money market accounts.

Money Market Safety - The Basics of Money Market Safety and Risk
In recent years, money market accounts have become popular alternatives to CD’s, short-term bonds, and classic savings accounts. Many investors have discovered however, that even money market funds offered by the top banks and brokerage houses are not immune to a loss in value or liquidity.

Money Market Funds
Money markets refer to money market mutual funds, which invest only in short-term, fixed income securities. For that reason, they are usually considered very low risk. It is very rare for the NAV to fall below a dollar, called breaking the buck, but it can happen if the investments do poorly.

Money Market vs. Certificate of Deposit
One of the biggest questions investors face is, "what do I do with my cash when I'm in-between investments?". This article seeks to examine two of the most popular choices - certificates of deposits and money markets - and weighs the pros and cons of each.

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