National Tax-Exempt Money Market Fund

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National Tax-Exempt Money Market Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominantly or exclusively in municipal bonds with maturities of less than one year. Tax-exempt money market funds are intended to provide a return at little risk (compared to other investments) that is nonetheless better than the risk-free rate of return. Because it invests in municipal bonds, dividends from the fund are tax-free at the federal level (though they may be subject to state tax unless all bonds in the fund are issued in the state where the holder resides).
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Table 1 Average Percentage of AU Outstanding Bonds Held by Different Investors in Municipal Bonds, 1976-1992 Investors(a) 1976-1986 1987-1992 Commercial banks 36.90 12.83 Households individuals) 34.21 50.11 Property insurance companies 17.67 13.33 Tax-exempt mutual funds 2.04 10.40 Tax-exempt money market funds 1.88 10.38 (a) The balance of the market is comprised of purchases made by state and local governments, pension funds, savings and loan associations, mutual savings banks, life insurance companies, and brokers and dealers.
MMF tax Tax-exempt money market funds. MF tax Tax-exempt mutual funds.
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