money funds http://www.kplu.org en Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-your-money-market-fund-break-buck <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think the money in your <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_market_fund">money-market mutual fund</a> is as safe as the cash in an FDIC insured bank account, think again.</span></p><p>Although money funds have been very safe investments in the past, there's always the possibility they could drop in value or "break the buck".</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal regulators are considering new rules that could impact the cash you park in money-market funds. But it looks like the targets at this point are funds catering only to corporations and other large institutional investors.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 9036 at http://www.kplu.org Could your money-market fund 'break the buck'? Is your money fund mixed up with Europe's debt? Is it safe? http://www.kplu.org/post/your-money-fund-mixed-europes-debt-it-safe <p>How safe is your money market fund?&nbsp;Money-market funds have long been regarded as a safe place to park cash. They paid higher interest than banks and savings and loans, and your deposits were easily accessed.&nbsp;</p><p>But that all changed in 2008. The collapse of investment bank Lehman Bros. caused something of a panic as depositors wondered if they&rsquo;d get their money back. To stem the outflow and prop up the funds, the government temporarily guaranteed money market accounts.</p><p>Money funds are still seen as a relatively safe harbor, but on this week&#39;s Money Matters, financial commentator Greg Heberlein explains to KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer that you need to know where your fund is investing your cash. More importantly, you need to know if your fund is holding European debt.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:50:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 2103 at http://www.kplu.org Is your money fund mixed up with Europe's debt? Is it safe?