4 thoughts on “Will PayPal money market fund break the buck?

  1. A couple of observations: First, Paypal is currently paying 4.7% on deposits, so the shortfall equates to 14 months interest expense for them. They can’t drop rates significantly without causing a run on their fund, but this does not seem to be an insurmountable shortfall.

    Second, Paypal is not FDIC insured, so if the fund does crash, the shortfall won’t get covered by the fed.

  2. If paypal goes under there is no FDIC insurance to bail you out. At least with a certificate of deposit from a bank CD you are covered up to $100,000.

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