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Market

Our Liquidity Solutions Team’s Competitive Advantages 

Sep 03, 2019 

Managing cash is becoming increasingly complex. Our Global Liquidity Solutions is uniquely positioned to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.
 

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Market

As Global Growth Slows, Central Banks Look to Ease 

Jul 31, 2019 

Given weakening global growth and muted inflation pressures, central banks prepare more accommodative policy measures.
 

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Central Banks Remain On Hold But Prepared for Accommodative Policy 

Jun 30, 2019 

Major central banks left rates unchanged in June but noted they would act appropriately if economic conditions continued to weaken.
 

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Market Insights

Trade Tensions Lead to Market Volatility 

May 31, 2019 

Fearing U.S.-China and U.S.-Mexico trade tensions could weaken global growth, investors fled to U.S. treasuries in May.
 

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Market Insights

Key Takeaways from the May FOMC Meeting 

May 03, 2019 

Citing muted inflation pressures, the FOMC kept the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%.
 

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Central Banks Remain On Hold 

Apr 30, 2019 

During their most recent meetings, the Fed and ECB kept their main policy rates unchanged as the central banks await more definitive data on the direction of the global economy.
 

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Bowing to Global Economic Pressures, Central Banks Promote Accommodative Policy 

Mar 31, 2019 

In March, the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank announced accommodative monetary policy decisions focused on supporting a slowing global economy.
 

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Market Insights

Key Takeaways from the March FOMC Meeting 

Mar 20, 2019 

While the FOMC kept the range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%, their forward-looking statements were more dovish than expected.
 

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Market Insights

Looking Ahead, The Fed Endorses Patient Policy 

Feb 28, 2019 

Powell emphasized labor force participation gains and the wage growth of unskilled workers as signs of a growing economy.
 

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FOMC Keeps Rates Unchanged, While Brexit Concerns Result In The BOE To Do The Same 

Jan 31, 2019 

In a move that disappointed investors, the FOMC gave no forward guidance on the future of the economy where monetary policy is concerned.
 

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Sustainability Council

About the Investment Management Sustainability Council 

Jan 14, 2019 

The IM Sustainable Investing Council drives IM’s global effort by promoting an overall framework for integrating ESG and ESG standards into IM’s investment processes, product development, measurement, education, client engagement and reporting.
 

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Market Insights

FOMC Increases Rates by 0.25%, while ECB and BoE Keep Rates on Hold 

Dec 31, 2018 

In a move widely expected by the markets, the FOMC increased the fed funds rate by 0.25% at its December meeting.
 

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Market Outlook

2019 – To Neutral and Beyond? 

Dec 20, 2018 

As we look ahead to the new year, the key question for liquidity investors is what is the Federal Reserve’s neutral rate. This inferred rate will likely determine the path of interest rates in 2019 and beyond, as the Fed shifts their policy towards managing around neutral.
 

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Market Insights

Key Takeaways From the Fed’s December Rate Hike 

Dec 19, 2018 

In a move widely expected by the markets, the Federal Open Market Committee increased the federal funds rate by 0.25% at its December meeting.
 

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Market Insights

Market Volatility Continues Leading up to Rate Hike 

Nov 30, 2018 

The month of November was another turbulent month in the markets, with continued volatility and uncertainty around future Fed rate hikes and global growth as 2019 approaches.
 

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Fed Remains on Track for December Rate Hike Despite Increased Volatility 

Oct 30, 2018 

In October, the markets experienced heightened volatility amid continued geopolitical uncertainty, particularly leading into the U.S. midterm elections.
 

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FOMC Increases Interest Rates by 0.25% 

Sep 30, 2018 

In September, the FOMC unanimously voted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points to a target range of 2.00% to 2.25%
 

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Market

Key Takeaways From the Fed’s September Rate Hike 

Sep 27, 2018 

In a move expected by the markets, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) increased the federal (fed) funds rate by 0.25% at its September meeting.
 

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STABLE NAV FUNDS

You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Funds’ sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

 

FLOATING NAV FUNDS

You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Because the share price of the Fund will fluctuate, when you sell your shares they may be worth more or less than what you originally paid for them. The Fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund’s liquidity falls below required minimums because of market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Funds’ sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the portfolios carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the portfolios. To obtain a prospectus, download one at www.morganstanley.com/liquidity or call 1.800.236.0992. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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