WASHINGTON -- The stampede by investors to trade maturing certificates of deposit offered by commercial banks for higher-yielding bond funds may be coming to a temporary halt and may give a brief boost to the money supply, according to analysts at R.H. Wrightson & Associates Inc.

If that happens, money supply could get back into the Federal Reserve's target range of 2.5% to 6.5% by the end of this year -- a development that could remove some pressure from the Fed to lower interest rates further.

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