Money fund assets increase by $2.31 billion to $2.62 trillion in most recent week

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $2.31 billion to $2.62 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.

Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds decreased $580 million to $923.68 billion, the Washington-based mutual fund trade group said Thursday. Assets of taxable money market funds in the retail category increased $160 million to $729.08 billion. Tax-exempt retail fund assets decreased $740 million to $194.61 billion.

Assets in institutional money market funds rose $2.89 billion to $1.7 trillion. Among institutional funds, taxable money market fund assets increased $2.96 billion to $1.63 trillion. Assets of tax-exempt funds fell $70 million to $72.46 billion.

The 7-day average yield on money market mutual funds was unchanged at 0.01 per cent from the previous week, according to Money Fund Report, a service of iMoneyNet Inc. in Westborough, Mass. The 7-day compounded yield was flat at 0.01 per cent. The 30-day yield and the 30-day compounded yield were both unchanged at 0.01 per cent, Money Fund Report said Wednesday.

The online service said its survey of 100 leading commercial banks, savings and loan associations and savings banks in the nation's 10 largest markets showed the annual percentage yield available on money market accounts were unchanged from the week before at 0.11 per cent.

The North Palm Beach, Fla.-based unit of Bankrate Inc. said Wednesday that the annual percentage yield available on interest-bearing checking accounts was unchanged from the week before at 0.05 per cent. said the annual percentage yield on six-month certificates of deposit was flat at 0.15 per cent. Rates were also flat at 0.24 per cent on one-year CDs and at 0.37 per cent on two-year CDs. Five-year yields rose to 0.79 per cent from 0.78 per cent.