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Crane Data published its latest Weekly Money Fund Portfolio Holdings statistics Tuesday, which track a shifting subset of our monthly Portfolio Holdings collection. The most recent cut (with data as of May 17) includes Holdings information from 68 money funds (unchanged from a week ago), or $3.103 trillion (up from $3.088 trillion) of the $6.446 trillion in total money fund assets (or 48.1%) tracked by Crane Data. (Our Weekly MFPH are e-mail only and aren't available on the website. See our latest Monthly Money Fund Portfolio Holdings here and our May 10 News, "May Money Fund Portfolio Holdings: Repo Jumps to No. 1, T-Bills Plunge.") Our latest Weekly MFPH Composition summary shows Government assets dominating the holdings list with Treasuries totaling $1.387 trillion (down from $1.397 trillion a week ago), or 44.7%; Repurchase Agreements (Repo) totaling $1.204 trillion (up from $1.172 trillion a week ago), or 38.8%, and Government Agency securities totaling $256.6 billion (down from $258.2 billion), or 8.3%. Commercial Paper (CP) totaled $88.9 billion (down from a week ago at $91.0 billion), or 2.9%. Certificates of Deposit (CDs) totaled $67.6 billion (down from $70.2 billion a week ago), or 2.2%. The Other category accounted for $67.5 billion or 2.2%, while VRDNs accounted for $31.7 billion, or 1.0%. The Ten Largest Issuers in our Weekly Holdings product include: the US Treasury with $1.387 trillion (44.7% of total holdings), Fixed Income Clearing Corp with $277.9B (9.0%), Federal Home Loan Bank with $194.2B (6.3%), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with $143.9 billion (4.6%), BNP Paribas with $78.8B (2.5%), Citi with $77.8B (2.5%), JP Morgan with $74.9B (2.4%), RBC with $65.3B (2.1%), Federal Farm Credit Bank with $60.0B (1.9%) and Goldman Sachs with $48.8B (1.6%). The Ten Largest Funds tracked in our latest Weekly include: JPMorgan US Govt MM ($257.2B), Goldman Sachs FS Govt ($229.3B), JPMorgan 100% US Treas MMkt ($203.3B), Fidelity Inv MM: Govt Port ($196.0B), BlackRock Lq FedFund ($147.3B), Morgan Stanley Inst Liq Govt ($139.6B), State Street Inst US Govt ($128.8B), Fidelity Inv MM: MM Port ($127.8B), Allspring Govt MM ($118.9B) and BlackRock Lq Treas Tr ($116.0B). (Let us know if you'd like to see our latest domestic U.S. and/or "offshore" Weekly Portfolio Holdings collection and summary.)

Money fund yields were unchanged at 5.12% on average (as measured by our Crane 100 Money Fund Index) in the week ended May 17, after being down 1 bp the week prior. Our Crane 100 is an average of 7-day yields for the 100 largest taxable money funds. Yields were 5.13% on 4/30, 5.14% on 3/31 and 2/29/24, 5.17% on 1/31/24, 5.20% on 12/31/23, 4.94% on 6/30/23, 4.61% on 3/31/23 and 4.05% on 12/31/22. The vast majority of money market fund assets now yield 5.0% or higher. Assets of money market funds rose by $23.8 billion last week to $6.446 trillion according to Crane Data's Money Fund Intelligence Daily. Weighted average maturities were unchanged last week. The broader Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds tracked by Crane Data (currently 714), shows a 7-day yield of 5.03%, unchanged in the week through Friday. Prime Inst MFs were unchanged at 5.20% in the latest week. Government Inst MFs were unchanged at 5.10%. Treasury Inst MFs were up 1 bp at 5.07%. Treasury Retail MFs currently yield 4.85%, Government Retail MFs yield 4.83%, and Prime Retail MFs yield 5.03%, Tax-exempt MF 7-day yields were up 34 bps at 3.33%. According to Monday's Money Fund Intelligence Daily, with data as of Friday (5/17), 13 money funds (out of 835 total) yield under 3.0% with $399 million in assets, or 0.0%; 112 funds yield between 3.00% and 3.99% ($134.6 billion, or 2.1%), 250 funds yield between 4.0% and 4.99% ($1.323 trillion, or 20.5%) and 460 funds now yield 5.0% or more ($4.988 trillion, or 77.4%). Our Brokerage Sweep Intelligence Index, an average of FDIC-insured cash options from major brokerages, was up 2 bps at 0.63%. The latest Brokerage Sweep Intelligence, with data as of May 17, shows that there were no changes over the past week, but the removal of TD Ameritrade from the listings pushed the averages higher. Three of the 10 major brokerages tracked by our BSI still offer rates of 0.01% for balances of $100K (and lower tiers). These include: E*Trade, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. (Note: We removed rates from TD Ameritrade in this week's file since it completed its merger with Charles Schwab. For more, see Schwab Statement Regarding Final Ameritrade Transition Group, which says, "The Charles Schwab Corporation has completed its fifth and final round of client account transitions associated with the acquisition of Ameritrade, marking the completion of a historic integration.)

S&P Global Ratings published a release titled, "Four Nedgroup Funds Assigned South African National Scale Fund Credit Quality And Volatility Ratings," which tells us, "S&P Global Ratings ... said it has assigned its South African national scale (SANS) fund credit quality (FCQR) and fund volatility ratings (FVR) to three money market funds and one fixed income fund, sponsored by Nedgroup Investments (Pty) Ltd. The funds are domiciled in South Africa and managed by Taquanta Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd., a specialist cash and fixed income investment boutique based in Cape Town. The South African national scale fund credit quality and fund volatility ratings have been assigned as follows: Nedgroup Investments Prime Money Market Fund:'zaAAAf/zaS1+'; Nedgroup Investments Corporate Money Market Fund:'zaAA+f/zaS1+'; Nedgroup Investments Money Market Fund:'zaAAf/zaS1+’; and, Nedgroup Investments Core Income Fund:'zaAA-f/zaS1+'." S&P says, "The assigned 'zaS1+' FVR signifies that, in our view, the funds exhibit extremely low volatility of returns, comparable with a portfolio of one-year commercial bank deposit rates denominated in the base currency of the fund, (South African rand; ZAR). We assigned the FVRs following our review of historical volatility and the dispersion of fund returns relative to reference indices. Next, we evaluated portfolio risk considering duration, credit exposures, liquidity, derivatives, leverage, foreign currency, and investment concentration. We determined that these portfolio risk factors were consistent and therefore made no adjustment to the preliminary FVR in our review of return volatility and dispersion." They add, "Nedgroup Investments Prime Money Market Fund (zaAAAf/zaS1+) aims to maximize interest income, preserve the portfolio's capital, and provide immediate liquidity, by maintaining a certain minimum of assets in liquid form as determined by the manager and with a maximum instrument term to final maturity of 13 months. As of March 31, 2024, the fund had 74% portfolio exposure to the Republic of South Africa; 80% of the portfolio was maturing within three months and had recorded a weighted-average maturity of 0.15 years (approximately 55 days). We note the maximum fund weighted-average duration is limited to 90 days and over the past four years has averaged about 67 days." Finally, S&P tells us, "The funds sponsor, Nedgroup Investments Pty Ltd., is a subsidiary of Nedbank Group Ltd.... In our view, the Cape Town-based portfolio management team at Taquanta Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd. is a highly experienced group of cash and treasury investment professionals. They are supported by a risk management infrastructure and systems commensurate with an asset management entity that has an established track record in managing fixed-income assets for clients in South Africa. The rated funds belong to the Nedgroup Collective Investments Ltd. scheme, which has been approved under the deed executed under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002 (Act No. 45 of 2002). Fund administration services are provided internally by Taquanta Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd. and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited acts in the capacity of trustee and custodian to the scheme."

ICI's latest "Money Market Fund Assets" report shows money market mutual fund assets rising for the fourth straight week, breaking back above $6.0 trillion 2 weeks ago. MMF assets are up by $162 billion, or 3.4%, year-to-date in 2024 (through 5/15/24), with Institutional MMFs up $26 billion, or 0.9% and Retail MMFs up $136 billion, or 8.1%. Over the past 52 weeks, money funds have risen by $707 billion, or 13.2%, with Retail MMFs rising by $474 billion (24.3%) and Inst MMFs rising by $233 billion (6.9%). The weekly release says, "Total money market fund assets increased by $16.36 billion to $6.05 trillion for the week ended Wednesday, May 15, the Investment Company Institute reported.... Among taxable money market funds, government funds increased by $17.23 billion and prime funds increased by $1.89 billion. Tax-exempt money market funds decreased by $2.76 billion." ICI's stats show Institutional MMFs increasing $11.2 billion and Retail MMFs rising $5.2 billion in the latest week. Total Government MMF assets, including Treasury funds, were $4.894 trillion (80.9% of all money funds), while Total Prime MMFs were $1.028 trillion (17.0%). Tax Exempt MMFs totaled $126.3 billion (2.1%). ICI explains, "Assets of retail money market funds increased by $5.18 billion to $2.43 trillion. Among retail funds, government money market fund assets increased by $2.41 billion to $1.55 trillion, prime money market fund assets increased by $3.87 billion to $759.41 billion, and tax-exempt fund assets decreased by $1.09 billion to $115.03 billion." Retail assets account for over a third of total assets, or 40.1%, and Government Retail assets make up 64.0% of all Retail MMFs. They add, "Assets of institutional money market funds increased by $11.18 billion to $3.62 trillion. Among institutional funds, government money market fund assets increased by $14.82 billion to $3.34 trillion, prime money market fund assets decreased by $1.98 billion to $268.62 billion, and tax-exempt fund assets decreased by $1.67 billion to $11.29 billion." Institutional assets accounted for 59.9% of all MMF assets, with Government Institutional assets making up 92.3% of all institutional MMF totals. According to Crane Data's separate Money Fund Intelligence Daily series, money fund assets have risen by $62.9 billion in May (through 5/15) to $6.446 trillion. (They hit a record $6.538 trillion on 4/2.) Assets fell $15.8 billion in April and $68.8 billion in March. But they rose $72.1 billion in February, $93.9 billion in January, $32.7 billion in December and $226.4 billion in November. MMF totals fell by $31.9 billion in October. They rose $93.9 billion in September, $98.3 billion in August and $34.7 billion in July. Note that ICI's asset totals don't include a number of funds tracked by the SEC and Crane Data, so they're over $400 billion lower than Crane's asset series.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Liberty Street Economics recently published an article titled, "Who Is Borrowing and Lending in the Eurodollar and Selected Deposit Markets?" It states, "A recent Liberty Street Economics post discussed who is borrowing and lending in the federal funds (fed funds) market. This post explores activity in two other markets for short-term bank liabilities that are often perceived as close substitutes for fed funds -- the markets for Eurodollars and 'selected deposits.'" The blog continues, "Eurodollars are unsecured U.S. dollar deposits that are booked at bank offices outside of the United States. A central function of Eurodollars is that they can be used by banks to meet their dollar funding needs. U.S.-based banks -- U.S. depository institutions or U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks -- can accept Eurodollars, typically with an overnight maturity, in offshore branches and then transfer the funds onshore. Selected deposits are unsecured U.S. dollar deposits that also tend to have an overnight maturity, similar to Eurodollars. However, unlike Eurodollars, but like fed funds, selected deposits are booked at bank offices in the U.S. Historically, Eurodollars and selected deposits have played a role similar to fed funds as a source of short-term wholesale unsecured funding for banks, but there have been differences in how regulation has treated these dollar deposits. For instance, fed funds were historically exempt from reserve requirements; Eurodollars also became exempt in 1990. It was only in 2020 that selected deposits became exempt, when the Federal Reserve eliminated all requirements to hold reserves against certain types of deposits and other bank liabilities, including selected deposits. Additionally, prior to the repeal of Regulation Q in 2011, banks were not permitted to pay interest on demand deposits, including selected deposits." Asking, "Who's Borrowing?" they reply, "The main borrowers of Eurodollars and selected deposits are the U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks (FBO branches). On an average day, FBO branches borrow between $50 billion and $200 billion, accounting for over 90 percent of total daily volume since 2016. As we discussed in an earlier post, FBO branches are also the main borrowers in the fed funds market, with a market share ranging between 65 and 95 percent of the total daily volume." "Who's Lending?" The article says, "The main lenders in Eurodollars and selected deposits are non-depository institutions that primarily engage in financial intermediation services such as brokerage, underwriting, credit origination, credit card, insurance, and pension services, among others.... [T]hese financial institutions represent 80 percent of the volume lent in the overnight Eurodollar and selected deposit markets." Finally, the blog summarizes, "Changes in regulation and in the economic conditions in the U.S. banking system since the Great Financial Crisis have contributed to the narrowing of the differences between Eurodollars, selected deposits, and fed funds, with selected deposits trading overtaking the Eurodollar market in recent years. Given their lower costs of borrowing, FBO branches are the main borrowers in all these markets. The set of lenders, however, is considerably larger for Eurodollars and selected deposits. The regulatory advantage of fed funds still makes them relatively more attractive, which is reflected in the higher rates at which they trade."

ICI released its latest monthly "Money Market Fund Holdings" summary, which reviews the aggregate daily and weekly liquid assets, regional exposure, and maturities (WAM and WAL) for Prime and Government money market funds. This release says, "The Investment Company Institute (ICI) reports that, as of the final Friday in April, prime money market funds held 45.3 percent of their portfolios in daily liquid assets and 60.7 percent in weekly liquid assets, while government money market funds held 77.9 percent of their portfolios in daily liquid assets and 87.9 percent in weekly liquid assets." Prime DLA was up from 41.1% in March, and Prime WLA was up from 59.5%. Govt MMFs' DLA was down from 78.6% and Govt WLA decreased from 88.1% the previous month. ICI explains, "At the end of April, prime funds had a weighted average maturity (WAM) of 31 days and a weighted average life (WAL) of 48 days. Average WAMs and WALs are asset-weighted. Government money market funds had a WAM of 37 days and a WAL of 83 days." Prime WAMs were 5 days shorter and WALs were 4 days shorter from the previous month. Govt WAMs were 3 days shorter and WALs were 2 days shorter from March. Regarding Holdings by Region of Issuer, the release tells us, "Prime money market funds’ holdings attributable to the Americas declined from $545.08 billion in March to $510.99 billion in April. Government money market funds’ holdings attributable to the Americas declined from $4,446.73 billion in March to $4,319.26 billion in April." The Prime Money Market Funds by Region of Issuer table shows Americas-related holdings at $511.0 billion, or 50.8%; Asia and Pacific at $165.4 billion, or 16.4%; Europe at $317.1 billion, or 31.5%; and, Other (including Supranational) at $12.9 billion, or 1.3%. The Government Money Market Funds by Region of Issuer table shows Americas at $4.319 trillion, or 89.1%; Asia and Pacific at $134.6 billion, or 2.8%; Europe at $370.5 billion, 7.6%, and Other (Including Supranational) at $24.5 billion, or 0.5%.

Money fund yields were down 1 basis point to 5.12% on average (as measured by our Crane 100 Money Fund Index) in the week ended May 10, after being unchanged the week prior. Our Crane 100 is an average of 7-day yields for the 100 largest taxable money funds. Yields were 5.13% on 4/30, 5.14% on 3/31 and 2/29/24, 5.17% on 1/31/24, 5.20% on 12/31/23, 4.94% on 6/30/23, 4.61% on 3/31/23 and 4.05% on 12/31/22. The vast majority of money market fund assets now yield 5.0% or higher. Assets of money market funds rose by $22.8 billion last week to $6.422 trillion according to Crane Data's Money Fund Intelligence Daily. Weighted average maturities were unchanged last week. The broader Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds tracked by Crane Data (currently 714), shows a 7-day yield of 5.03%, unchanged in the week through Friday. Prime Inst MFs were down 1 bp at 5.20% in the latest week. Government Inst MFs were down 1 bp at 5.10%. Treasury Inst MFs were unchanged at 5.06%. Treasury Retail MFs currently yield 4.85%, Government Retail MFs yield 4.82%, and Prime Retail MFs yield 5.02%, Tax-exempt MF 7-day yields were down 27 bps at 3.00%. According to Monday's Money Fund Intelligence Daily, with data as of Friday (5/10), 53 money funds (out of 835 total) yield under 3.0% with $18.5 billion in assets, or 0.3%; 72 funds yield between 3.00% and 3.99% ($116.0 billion, or 1.8%), 255 funds yield between 4.0% and 4.99% ($1.325 trillion, or 20.6%) and 455 funds now yield 5.0% or more ($4.962 trillion, or 77.3%). Our Brokerage Sweep Intelligence Index, an average of FDIC-insured cash options from major brokerages, was unchanged at 0.61%. The latest Brokerage Sweep Intelligence, with data as of May 10, shows that there were no changes over the past week. Three of the 11 major brokerages tracked by our BSI still offer rates of 0.01% for balances of $100K (and lower tiers). These include: E*Trade, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

With just one month to go, preparations are fully underway for Crane Data's big show, Money Fund Symposium. Money Fund Symposium 2024 is scheduled for June 12-14, 2024 at The Westin Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pa, and we're expecting a near-record crowd of over 550. The latest agenda for the largest gathering of money market fund managers and cash investors in the world is available and registrations are still being taken. Money Fund Symposium attracts money fund managers, marketers and servicers, cash investors, money market securities dealers, issuers, and regulators. Visit the Money Fund Symposium website at www.moneyfundsymposium.com for more information. Registration is $1,000, and discounted hotel reservations are available. We hope you'll join us in Pittsburgh in June! We're also making plans for our next European Money Fund Symposium, which is scheduled for Sept. 19-20, 2024, in London, England. Our 2023 event in Edinburgh, Scotland attracted a record 166 attendees, so we expect our 2024 event to be even bigger. Watch for the draft agenda to be posted in coming weeks and registration ($1000 to attend) is now live. European Money Fund Symposium offers "offshore" money fund portfolio managers, and money market investors, issuers, dealers and service providers a concentrated and affordable educational experience, as well as an excellent and informal networking venue. Mark your calendars too for our next Money Fund University "basic training" event, scheduled for Dec. 19-20, 2024, in Providence, R.I, and for next year's Bond Fund Symposium conference, which is scheduled for March 27-28, 2025, in Newport Beach, Calif. Let us know if you'd like more details on any of our events, and we hope to see you in Pittsburgh in June, in London in September, in Providence in December or in Newport Beach next March!

ICI's latest "Money Market Fund Assets" report shows money market mutual fund assets rising for the third straight week, after retaking the $6.0 trillion level last week. MMF assets are up by $146 billion, or 3.1%, year-to-date in 2024 (through 5/8/24), with Institutional MMFs up $15 billion, or 0.5% and Retail MMFs up $131 billion, or 7.8%. Over the past 52 weeks, money funds have risen by $704 billion, or 13.2%, with Retail MMFs rising by $483 billion (25.0%) and Inst MMFs rising by $221 billion (6.5%). The weekly release says, "Total money market fund assets increased by $31.14 billion to $6.03 trillion for the week ended Wednesday, May 8, the Investment Company Institute reported.... Among taxable money market funds, government funds increased by $19.81 billion and prime funds increased by $8.55 billion. Tax-exempt money market funds increased by $2.77 billion." ICI's stats show Institutional MMFs increasing $23.3 billion and Retail MMFs rising $7.9 billion in the latest week. Total Government MMF assets, including Treasury funds, were $4.877 trillion (80.8% of all money funds), while Total Prime MMFs were $1.026 trillion (17.0%). Tax Exempt MMFs totaled $129.1 billion (2.1%). ICI explains, "Assets of retail money market funds increased by $7.87 billion to $2.42 trillion. Among retail funds, government money market fund assets increased by $974 million to $1.55 trillion, prime money market fund assets increased by $4.84 billion to $755.55 billion, and tax-exempt fund assets increased by $2.06 billion to $116.12 billion." Retail assets account for over a third of total assets, or 40.1%, and Government Retail assets make up 64.0% of all Retail MMFs. They add, "Assets of institutional money market funds increased by $23.26 billion to $3.61 trillion. Among institutional funds, government money market fund assets increased by $18.84 billion to $3.33 trillion, prime money market fund assets increased by $3.71 billion to $270.60 billion, and tax-exempt fund assets increased by $717 million to $12.96 billion." Institutional assets accounted for 59.9% of all MMF assets, with Government Institutional assets making up 92.1% of all institutional MMF totals. According to Crane Data's separate Money Fund Intelligence Daily series, money fund assets have rose by $50.2 billion in May (through 5/8) to $6.432 trillion. (A month prior, they were a record $6.538 trillion on 4/2.) Assets fell $15.8 billion in April and $68.8 billion in March. But they rose $72.1 billion in February, $93.9 billion in January, $32.7 billion in December and $226.4 billion in November. MMF totals fell by $31.9 billion in October. They rose $93.9 billion in September, $98.3 billion in August and $34.7 billion in July. Note that ICI's asset totals don't include a number of funds tracked by the SEC and Crane Data, so they're over $400 billion lower than Crane's asset series.

Bloomberg writes, "Berkshire Cash Hoard Scores Another Record as Earnings Gain," and The Wall Street Journal writes, "WSJ Buffett Rules Out ‘Eye-Popping’ Returns. But Investors Aren’t Listening." The former tells us, "Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s cash pile hit yet another record as billionaire investor Warren Buffett confronted a dearth of big-ticket deals. Operating earnings also rose, buoyed by his collection of insurance businesses. The firm's hoard increased to $189 billion at the end of the first quarter, topping the record it set at year-end." Meanwhile, the Journal piece says, "They talk about safety and opportunity in Berkshire's mountainous cash pile, which sat at a record $167.6 billion, including cash equivalents, at the end of 2023.... Not only is Berkshire's huge stash of cash valuable for earning interest income, but the growth of its cash levels over six consecutive quarters through the end of 2023 reassures investors who are looking to park their money safely. Berkshire would be ready to pay any big losses that arise from its insurance business." It adds, "The cash also fortifies Berkshire's financial position in case of turmoil in markets or the economy. In the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, that strength meant Berkshire could make deals to help rescue blue-chip companies including Goldman Sachs and General Electric. And it leaves Buffett equipped to pounce should he find attractive companies to acquire." Analysts expect Berkshire Hathaway's cash war chest to break the $200 billion level at some point during the current quarter.

A press release from the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Research (OFR) titled, "OFR Adopts Final Rule for Data Collection of Non-centrally Cleared Bilateral Transactions in the U.S. Repurchase Agreement Market," states, "The Office of Financial Research (OFR) ... adopted a Final Rule to improve transparency within the U.S. repurchase agreement (repo) market by establishing a data collection for non-centrally cleared bilateral transactions. This data collection requires daily reporting to the OFR by U.S. covered reporters with large exposures to the non-centrally cleared bilateral repo (NCCBR) market. The collected data will be used to support the work of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council), its member agencies, and the OFR to identify and monitor risks to financial stability." James Martin, Acting Director of the OFR, comments, "After receiving recommendations from the Council and others to obtain better data on the NCCBR market -- currently the largest of the four repo market segments -- the OFR set out to establish a permanent NCCBR data collection. The OFR consulted with the Council, held extensive discussions with market participants, successfully completed a pilot data collection, and carefully considered public comments on our proposal.... The OFR's permanent data collection will shine a spotlight into this opaque corner of the financial market, provide high-quality data on NCCBR transactions, and remove a significant blind spot for financial regulators." The release adds, "The Final Rule will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. It establishes two categories of financial companies subject to reporting, a timeline for submission of data depending on the category of covered reporter, and a number of specific data elements required to be reported."

Money fund yields were unchanged at 5.13% on average (as measured by our Crane 100 Money Fund Index) in the week ended May 3, after rising 1 bp the week prior. Our Crane 100 is an average of 7-day yields for the 100 largest taxable money funds. Yields were 5.14% on 3/31 and 2/29/24, 5.17% on 1/31/24, 5.20% on 12/31/23, 4.94% on 6/30/23, 4.61% on 3/31/23 and 4.05% on 12/31/22. The vast majority of money market fund assets now yield 5.0% or higher. Assets of money market funds rose by $22.6 billion last week to $6.399 trillion according to Crane Data's Money Fund Intelligence Daily. Weighted average maturities were unchanged last week. The broader Crane Money Fund Average, which includes all taxable funds tracked by Crane Data (currently 712), shows a 7-day yield of 5.03%, unchanged in the week through Friday. Prime Inst MFs were down 1 bp at 5.21% in the latest week. Government Inst MFs were unchanged at 5.11%. Treasury Inst MFs were unchanged at 5.06%. Treasury Retail MFs currently yield 4.85%, Government Retail MFs yield 4.83%, and Prime Retail MFs yield 5.03%, Tax-exempt MF 7-day yields were down 18 bps at 3.27%. According to Monday's Money Fund Intelligence Daily, with data as of Friday (5/3), 17 money funds (out of 833 total) yield under 3.0% with $1.1 billion in assets, or 0.0%; 108 funds yield between 3.00% and 3.99% ($134.1 billion, or 2.1%), 252 funds yield between 4.0% and 4.99% ($1.326 trillion, or 20.7%) and 456 funds now yield 5.0% or more ($4.937 trillion, or 77.2%). Our Brokerage Sweep Intelligence Index, an average of FDIC-insured cash options from major brokerages, was unchanged at 0.61%. The latest Brokerage Sweep Intelligence, with data as of May 3, shows that there were no changes over the past week. Three of the 11 major brokerages tracked by our BSI still offer rates of 0.01% for balances of $100K (and lower tiers). These include: E*Trade, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

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