Money market fund assets rise to $2.538 trillion

AP News
Posted: Jul 05, 2012 5:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $5.31 billion to $2.533 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.

Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds rose $3.8 billion to $887.75 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category rose $1.38 billion to $700.4 billion. Tax-exempt retail fund assets fell $2.42 billion to $187.36 billion.

Meanwhile, assets of institutional money market funds fell $9.11 billion to $1.645 trillion. Among institutional funds, taxable money market fund assets fell $11.5 billion to $1.558 trillion. Assets of tax-exempt funds rose $2.39 billion to $87.06 billion.

The seven-day average yield on money market mutual funds was 0.03 percent in the week that ended Tuesday, unchanged from the previous week, said Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet Inc. in Westborough, Mass.

The 30-day average yield was also unchanged from last week at 0.03 percent. The seven-day compounded yield was flat at 0.03 percent. The 30-day compounded yield also remained at 0.03 percent, Money Fund Report said.

The average maturity of portfolios held by money market mutual funds stayed at 45 days.

The online service 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 fell to 0.12 percent from 0.13 percent the previous week.

The North Palm Beach, Fla.-based unit of Bankrate Inc. said the annual percentage yield available on interest-bearing checking accounts was unchanged from the week before at 0.06 percent. said the annual percentage yield on six-month certificates of deposit was unchanged from the previous week at 0.2 percent; unchanged at 0.32 percent on one-year CDs; remained at 0.51 percent on two-and-a-half-year CDs and stayed at 1.1 percent on five-year CDs.