Markets & Economy


Why there's a place for a money market fund in your portfolio

July 01, 2014

It can be an effective cash management tool

Historically low interest rates have caused some investors to wonder if they still should invest in money market funds. Vanguard fixed income and investment experts David Glocke and Sarah Hammer explain that such funds are used more as a cash management tool or to minimize exposure to market risk.

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