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Investors Should Go Where the Float Is

The check is never really “in the mail.”

As trillions of dollars move between two places, or when they just sit in the middle, the sum is often called “float.” In the long era of easy money and superlow rates, those vast sums didn’t matter much. Now they do. With rates rising and the Federal Reserve fighting to restrain inflation, merely a percentage of that mountain of money is in and of itself serious money. That will change things for companies and individuals, for better or worse.