Cash is trash. Or is it king?

Season 2 Episode 15

Over the last decade, because of the zero interest rate policy set by the Federal Reserve, you weren't paid anything to hold cash since ZIRP ensured cash yielded essentially nothing. In fact, after subtracting for inflation, you were losing money if you held cash, hence the phrase – cash is trash. But with the Fed increasing short-term interest rates over the last 12 months and yields on cash-equivalent investments as high as they’ve been in more than a decade, is cash king again? In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planner Isabel Barrow tackle that question and discuss what to do and not do with your cash reserves. Later in the episode, Bill Tracy, portfolio manager for Edelman Financial Engines, weighs in on what’s going on with the recent bank collapses and how to help protect your investments.


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Cash is trash. Or is it king?

Cash is trash. Or is it king?