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Housing and Mortgages

  • Mutual Fund Flows and Investor Behavior

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    The movement of investors into and out of mutual funds, and the type of funds they are buying and selling, is important for several reasons. These mutual fund flows show that investors have been taking more risk with their portfolios in the first half of 2014.

  • Chasing Returns Has a High Cost for Investors

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    The data show that investors tend to buy when past returns are high and sell otherwise. Unfortunately, this behavior can cost them significantly.

  • Central Banker article

    In-Depth: Will Money Market Mutual Funds Get an Extreme Makeover?

    Winter 2012 | Central Banker

    Money market mutual funds (MMMFs) were subject to some modest regulatory changes in 2010, but many observers argue that the industry is in need of a more substantial overhaul. The $2.9 trillion MMMF industry is objecting, pointing out that the effects of the 2010 reform should be thoroughly examined before further changes are adopted and that radical changes would threaten the industry’s survival.