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U.S. money-market fund assets fell $27.08 billion for the week ended Jan. 17, according to Money Fund Report®, an Informa Business Intelligence Inc. company. One category that reported gains for the week was Prime Institutional funds with inflows of $1.50 billion.

Total fund assets settled at $2.637 trillion for the week. Taxable money-fund assets declined $26.25 billion to $2.506 trillion. Government Institutional fund assets were down by $22.85 billion. Prime Institutional fund assets increased $1.50 billion. Taxable Retail fund assets declined $4.90 billion.

Tax-Free fund assets were down by $829.3 million, lowering their total to $130.81 billion.

The iMoneyNet Money Fund Average™ 7-Day Simple Yield for All Taxable money-market funds increased to 0.26 percent from 0.25 percent the week before. The iMoneyNet Money Fund Average™ 7-Day Simple Yield for All Tax-Free and Municipal money-market funds decreased to 0.23 percent from 0.24 percent the previous week.

There were 863 taxable and 236 tax-free and municipal money-market funds reporting this week. iMoneyNet has tracked taxable MMFs since 1975, tax-free funds since 1981, and non-U.S. money funds since 1999.

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