Highest-Yielding Money Market Funds ranked by 7-Day yield ( as of Jan. 17, 2020 )
Institutional Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
State Street ESG Liq Res Prem (ELRXX) 1.76
Federated Inst MM Mgmt IS (MMPXX) 1.75
DWS ESG Liquidity Fund Cap (ESIXX) 1.73
Goldman Sachs FS MM Inst (FSMXX) 1.72
Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Prime Inst (MPFXX) 1.72
Retail Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port Inst (FNSXX) 1.75
Vanguard Prime MMF Adm (VMRXX) 1.75
Wells Fargo MMF Prime (WMPXX) 1.73
Invesco Premier Institutional (IPPXX) 1.73
JP Morgan Prime MM Capital (CJPXX) 1.71
Tax Exempt Money Funds 7-Day Yield%
Federated Municipal Oblig WS (MOFXX) 0.90
Vanguard Municipal MMF (VMSXX) 0.89
Schwab Municipal MF Ultra (SWOXX) 0.83
BlackRock Liq MuniFund I (MFTXX) 0.83
Fidelity Inv MM: Tax Exempt I (FTCXX) 0.81

Money Market News


State Street Global Advisors published its "2020 Global Cash Outlook" recently, which is subtitled, "Insights for the Future." SSGA Senior MD & Global Head of Cash Management Pia McCusker tells us in the Foreword, "A year ago, the Fed's dot plot projected two rate hikes, for an end-of-year target range of 275-300 basis points (bps). Instead, the Fed cut rates three times, bringing the target range to 150-175 bps. Money market yields followed accordingly.... As noted in our outlook on rates, in 2020, markets are not expecting the Fed to change rates by more than 25 bps." She says the outlook addresses: why duration was so short as rates fell, the forecast for credit, September's repo rate spike and prime money fund assets. McCusker adds, "[T]his year's outlook continues our coverage of cash innovations, which are picking up speed. With private sector initiatives such as Libra, Fnality and JPM Coin and the Fed's efforts to modernize its payment system, the way treasurers move money is poised for some dramatic improvement."


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MFI PDF January 2020 Issue

Largest Money Fund Managers

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The January 2020 issue of Money Fund Intelligence features: "Highlights of '19: Assets Grow 20%; Inst, ESG Big Stories," which discusses the biggest cash stories of 2019; "BlackRock's Callahan Talks Cash, Tech, 2020," which profiles BlackRock's Global Head of Cash Management Tom Callahan; and, "Top Money Funds of 2019; 11th Annual MFI Awards," which writes about the top-performing money funds of 2019.

Each monthly issue of Money Fund Intelligence features news, performance information and rankings on money market mutual funds. Statistics include: assets, weighted average maturity, weighted average life, expense ratio, 7-day yield, 30-day yield, 1-year, 3-yr, 5-yr, 10-yr, and since inception return, as well as 7- and 30-day gross yields. MFI also contains tables of the top-yielding and the largest money funds, and our benchmark Crane Money Fund Indexes.

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The table below is excerpted from our monthly spreadsheet product, Money Fund Intelligence XLS. It shows the largest money market mutual fund managers as of Dec. 31, 2019. (MFI XLS contains percentile rankings, fund family rankings, MNAVs, WLA, portfolio composition, and more).

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Jan 13
Rizzo Leaving S&​P Global

Peter Rizzo is leaving S&P Global Ratings to "pursue new interests." S&P is looking to fill Peter's role as Analytical Manager of the Fund Ratings Group.

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Jan 08
Hamilton Leaves Promontory

Ted Hamilton is no longer with Promontory Interfinancial Network.

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