Money Market Fund Assets Rise to $2.644 Trillion

NEW YORK (AP) -- Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $32.33 billion to $2.644 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.

Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $2.85 billion to $906.93 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said Thursday. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category rose $160 million to $713.07 billion. Tax-exempt retail fund assets rose $2.7 billion to $193.85 billion.

Meanwhile, assets of institutional money market funds rose $29.48 billion to $1.737 trillion. Among institutional funds, taxable money market fund assets rose $26.78 billion to $1.654 trillion. Assets of tax-exempt funds rose $2.71 billion to $82.96 billion.

The seven-day average yield on money market mutual funds was unchanged from the previous week at 0.02 percent in the week that ended Tuesday, according to Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet in Westborough, Mass.

The 30-day average yield was flat at 0.02 percent from last week. The seven-day compounded was unchanged at 0.02 percent. The 30-day compounded yield was also flat at 0.02 percent, Money Fund Report said.

The average maturity of portfolios held by money market mutual funds was unchanged at 49 days.

The online service Bankrate.com said its survey of 100 leading commercial banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks in the nation's 10 largest markets showed the annual percentage yield available on money market accounts was unchanged from the week before at 0.11 percent.

The North Palm Beach, Fla.-based unit of Bankrate  (NYSE: RATE  ) said the annual percentage yield available on interest-bearing checking accounts was flat from the week before at 0.05 percent.

Bankrate.com said the annual percentage yield on six-month certificates of deposit was flat at 0.19 percent, unchanged at 0.29 percent on one-year CDs, flat at 0.45 percent on two-year CDs and unchanged at 0.92 percent on five-year CDs.


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