Money market mutuals boost assets again

Assets of money market mutual funds rose $301 million in the latest week ending May 5, after several weeks of decline. Average yields decreased.

The Investment Company Institute, the Washington-based industry association, said the latest rise brought total assets of money market funds to $191.9 billion. There are 11.4 million shareholder accounts in the funds. Almost all of the latest increase was in general-purpose funds catering to smaller investors.

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