In the past ten years, the amount of money held in retail money market funds ebb and flowed. But looking at the chart below, you see something interesting that happened in the last two years. Cash being held in retail money market funds has climbed to nearly $1.6 trillion. When I look at this chart, I see market volatility as the culprit. Fed Chair Jerome Powell's recent speech at the Jackson Hole summit had everyone—including the markets—on pins and needles. He hinted that more interest rate hikes may be needed, and news unsettled the markets a bit. What will happen to the money in retail money market funds if interest rates start to trend lower next year? Will it stay put, or seek greener pastures? How have you been feeling about the recent economic volatility? What economic report, if any, do you think will unsettle the markets in the coming weeks?