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Market Views - Cash Management

For more than three decades, Federated has been an industry leader in money market and cash management. Choose an article to read our views on the credit and money markets. For even more on this topic, visit our Money Market Matters Resource Center.

Orlando's Outlook: Taxman Tuesday & Wednesday with Janet 
Apr. 17, 2014 :: Philip J. Orlando
For investors, Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech to the Economic Club of New York was familiar; not so the new changes to the Fed tax code.
In short: The downside of qualitative 
Apr. 10, 2014 :: Susan R. Hill
The Fed's move from concrete numbers to a broader view of the economy Fed has put the market in a position of prediction more than reaction.
Month in Cash: The end of low-rate frustration is almost in sight 
Apr. 1, 2014 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Mending economy could prompt Fed action
Month In Cash: Hurry up and wait 
Mar. 1, 2014 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
The verdict is still out on how the economy will look when the winter can no longer be an excuse.
Month in Cash: Weather still freezing but economy thawing 
Feb. 1, 2014 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Despite mixed economic news, Federal Reserve continues to taper and extends the reverse repo tool.
Money Market Memo: Staring at the ceiling ... again 
Jan. 30, 2014 :: Susan R. Hill
Contingency plans prudent as Congress and White House inch toward debt-ceiling deadline
Month in Cash: A little closer to normalcy 
Jan. 1, 2014 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Stronger growth, moderating Fed likely to cause rates to begin to move up this year
Month in Cash: Has the low-rate paradigm started to shift? 
Dec. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Rates remain extremely low but there are indications the trend will be up from here on out
Month in Cash: Don't get spooked by the headlines 
Nov. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Despite the shutdown and debt-ceiling slowdown, cash market hangs tough at low-rate levels
In short: Psst! The line in the sand really isn't Oct. 17 
Oct. 16, 2013 :: Susan R. Hill
Treasury has enough cash on hand to avoid default for weeks, hopefully enough time for Congress to cut a deal
Money Market Memo: Enough, already 
Oct. 4, 2013 :: Susan R. Hill
We don't expect the debt ceiling to be breached but if it is, it should be short-lived
Month in Cash: We can't get too mad at the Fed 
Oct. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
It's reverse overnight repo program is helping set a floor on rates
Money Market Memo: This does not compute 
Sept. 19, 2013 :: Susan R. Hill
Fed's decision to do nothing undermines the credibility it's built up over the past four years
Month in Cash: Light at the end of the tunnel 
Sept. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Rates should benefit from beginning of end to QE and Fed's possible use of overnight reverse repos
Month in Cash: The waiting game 
Aug. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
In the face of mixed data, the Fed holds off on QE decisions, at least for now
Optimism in Europe 
Jul. 31, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Is there any optimism about European banks and their use in money market funds?
Impact of Tapering 
Jul. 31, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Will tapering benefit money funds?
Month in Cash: Second guessing the Fed 
Jul. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Fed attempts at transparency lead, ironically, to market angst and confusion
Month in Cash: Overnight accommodations at low rates 
Jun. 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
Despite hints at QE easing, it looks as if we'll remain stuck in a low-rate environment for awhile
Month in Cash: Easing has to end sometime 
May 1, 2013 :: Deborah A. Cunningham
If recovery continues along these lines, the Fed will have to consider QE modifications

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