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Why invest in money market funds, when its return is lower than a high-rate savings account?

RateSupermarket.ca displays, for a deposit of $50,000 CDN, high-rate savings accounts (abbreviated as HRSA) that yield as highly as 1.75% from Implicity Financial, 1.50% from Scotiabank, and 1.05% ...
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Is there any drawback in putting all my 401K into a money market fund?

As you may know, the stock market drops like crazy, I did sense that a couple weeks ago and transferred some of my fund to money market - well, at least to keep it as dollar value... However, I am ...
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How to understand “Money Market Purchase” and “Money Market Redemption” transactions in stock account?

In my stock account (TDAmeritrade if it matters), there are many transactions with description "MONEY MARKET PURCHASE", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION (MMDA1)". What are they? ...
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Investing money 101

I feel really bad for posting this because I'm completly unable to make a proper search about my question. There is a very high chance that this is more than duplicate, and I apologize. I would like ...
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How do I buy and sell money as an investment online?

In the foreign exchange and money markets what are the commonest ways to trade in currency online? I'm based in the UK.
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What is the smartest thing to do in case of a stock market crash

What would be the best thing to do, if the stock market crashes? Should one invest in real estate, fonds, bonds or stocks? Or should one invest nothing at all? Since this could be the case soon it ...
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What percent of your portfolio should be in a money market account?

I am wondering how much (if any) of my liquid assets should be in a money market account. It's worth mentioning that I think this varies a lot based on how big your portfolio is. For example, you ...
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How to compare goverment bonds to generic money market position?

I know that the bonds are higher risk investment so I'd like to compare the bond funds/ETFs with the market sweep offered by account to decide on proper mix. However I'm confused of how to read ETF ...
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Do money markets fluctuate during market crashes?

Do money markets exhibit any sort of fluctuations during a stock market crash? Is it any different than placing your money in a bank? I am interested in VMMXX, but google finance only has a chart ...
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What happens if someone destroy money? [closed]

I am sorry if i am posting my question in wrong place but, i just want to know what happens to the economy of a country if someone burns or destroy money? I know it increases every unit price of money ...
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Should I care about the expense ratio of the money market fund that holds excess cash in my brokerage account?

In my vanguard roth IRAs brokerage account, uninvested/excess cash is kept in a money market fund, VMMXX. I dont care about earning return on this money; I just keep it in cash to help with ...
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Considerations for holding short-term reserves?

About 20% of my income comes in at the beginning of each year from being a business owner. For the past few years, I've been keeping reserves needed to hold me over to the next year in a money market ...
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Should I move my money market funds into bonds?

My money market account interest rate is down to 0.70%. I checked Bankrate and it looks like the most I could get in another money market account is 0.91% which is abysmal. I would like to put the ...
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Where do I buy low risk securities?

I am looking for places from where I can buy low risk securities (like money market funds). Basically I want to invest my emergency fund in these kind of investments in order to keep up with ...
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Taxable money market fund vs. tax-free money market fund for emergency money?

I am trying to choose between a taxable or tax-free money market fund for my emergency money. What are the high level guidelines to choose one over the other? I know that the tax-free typically has ...
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Lower risk short-term investment during periods of low interest rates

I've been reading about the basics of personal finance and most resources suggest investments based on benefits that don't seem to exist when interest rates are as low as they are. For instance: I've ...
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My investment account is increasingly and significantly underperforming vs. the S&P 500. What should I do?

I have an investment account, opened in my name by my father years ago that I just discovered 4 months ago. It has actually been doing decently well in the last 4 months since I discovered it. I ...
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Are money market instrument and short-term debt same?

I am learning some basic concepts in investment. Here is my questions: Are money market instruments and debt (short-term) same? From the two links I provided, they look almost the same to me, ...