Investing: Cash Makes A Comeback

Need to park those funds somewhere safe? Then higher rates are your friend

While folks financing a house or carrying loads of credit-card debt are mourning the end of the lowest interest rates in 46 years, savers who have been stressing over paltry yields on cash investments are partying in response to the Fed's quarter-point interest-rate hike last month. The federal-funds rate now stands at 1.25%, but the really good news for yield-hungry investors is that the bump may be just the beginning of a slow and steady climb that could leave us at 2% by the end of the year and at 3.5% by the end of 2005. Yields on cash and investments...

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