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Vanguard MM funds participate in Treasury Guarantee Program
Old 10-25-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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Vanguard MM funds participate in Treasury Guarantee Program

They announced this a week ago (ancient history, I know, but I didn't see it until know and couldn't find any other threads mentioning it).

I have to admit to feeling a little bit unjustifiably annoyed. I moved a bunch of money out of the NJ MM fund, precisely because I had WAYYY too much NJ exposure and because they said they weren't going to participate in the insurance plan. I ditched the MM fund after they made that announcement mostly because I figured everyone else was going to stampede to the exit. Which appears to be the case, given Vanguard's reversal.

On the one hand, I did the right thing by reducing concentrated credit risk in my portfolio. On the other hand, I'm a little miffed at missing out on the extra "moral hazard" returns provided by the guarantee.

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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I find it interesting that the yield on their prime money market fund has shot up to 2.7% from 2-2.2% since they signed up for the guarantee program. I wonder if they feel like they can take more risk now that the gummint is guarantying deposits...
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