Money market fund is a mutual fund that invests in the short term, minimal risk securities. Depending on the choice of investment, the generated income can be taxable or not. Money market funds fall into three categories, namely, municipal, government and prime-based. Municipal investment involves investing the asset funds in municipal securities which are exempt from federal tax. Government and prime investments have their assets invested mainly in the US.
Money market funds are appropriate for investors who have short-term investment goals. Investors who are looking for a more conservative investment or are less tolerant to instability can benefit by investing in it too. Another class of suitable customers is those who need an extremely liquid investment. Though the returns on these funds are not as high compared to other fixed income funds, they provide the greatly needed investment stability.
In 1971, two businessmen established the first money market fund named Reserve Fund. American Museum of Financial History recognized the Reserve Fund for its importance and contribution to the nation’s financial history. Today, the money market fund is serving tens of millions of customers and is worth over $3 trillion.
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