Fed Funds Rate vs. Money Market Assets: Chart

The Federal Funds Rate has increased sharply since the spring of 2022. After slashing interest rates to almost zero during the Covid pandemic the Federal Reserve embarked on a relentless process to raise interest rates to current target levels of 5.25% to 5.50%. Accordingly rates on Money Market Funds have rise to over 5%. No wonder assets in these funds have soared since last year and are headed towards the $7.0 Trillion mark. The following chart shows the correlation between fed funds rate and money market assets:

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Source: Is Cash Really King? Why Bonds Should Reign, Thornburg

Related funds:

  • Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund (VMFXX)
  • Vanguard Treasury Money Market Fund (VUSXX)
  • Schwab Value Advantage Money Fund – Investor Shares (SWVXX)
  • Schwab Treasury Obligations Money Fund – Investor Shares (SNOXX)
  • Fidelity Money Market Fund (SPRXX)
  • Fidelity Government Money Market Fund (SPAXX)

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