Weekly Tax-Free Yields Rise to 0.64%

Fine, Jacob
August 2004
Bond Buyer;8/27/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31957, p6
Trade Publication
Reports that tax-free money market fund yields shot up nine basis points on an annualized basis to 0.64% in the U.S. during the week ended on August 23, 2004. First real spurt taken by tax-free fund yields since the Federal Reserve Board began raising interest rates; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on money market funds.


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