Money Market Fund Reform: Why Treasury’s Mindset Must Change
The issuers of products that money market funds (MMFs) typically purchase will feel the impact of the new MMF regulations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) nearly as much as the funds themselves. Treasury will need to change its mindset.
Money Market Fund Reform: What Treasurers Need to Know
In a new CTC perspective piece, AFP recaps a recent Treasury Advisory Group (TAG) discussion on how money market fund reform will likely affect their industries and operations.
AFP EconWatch: Lower Gas Prices Boost Retail Sales
Lower gas prices supported increased retail sales in October. Also, hiring surged to a seven-year high in September, and a new report suggests falling gas and oil prices may have further eased inflationary pressures.
How the China-Mexico Relationship Impacts U.S. Business
For American businesses that sell to the growing Mexican middle class, or that site manufacturing plants in Mexico, the growing business partnership between Mexico and China has profound strategic implications.
Corporate Finance Week: U.S. Economy Continues to Strengthen
The Treasury market is basically unchanged; the stock market is at all-time highs; the U.S. dollar continued to strengthen; and the deficit, as a function of GDP, dropped to 2.8 percent. There is a general feeling that the U.S. economy is currently expanding in the elusive, but much sought after “Goldilocks” range.