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The demand for money market mutual funds

  • Kauko , Karlo


    (Bank of Finland Research)

This paper presents a model on the demand for money market funds (MMFs). These funds are a very close substitute for M1 deposits, except that MMFs do not satisfy immediate transaction requirements. The demand for MMFs strengthens when the intended volume of transactions is low. A high interest rate level makes it expensive to hold M1 deposits. High interest rate volatility, paradoxically, increases the risk of holding M1 deposits stronger than the risk of holding MMFs. The results are largely corroborated by Finnish data.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 14/2005.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 11 Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofrdp:2005_014
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