Money market


Money market
Money markets are for borrowing and lending money for three years or less. The securities in a money market can be U.S.government bonds, treasury bills and commercial paper from banks and companies. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   A wholesale market for the buying and selling of money. Money markets trade in debt instruments with residual maturities of 12 months or less.

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money market UK US noun FINANCE
[C] a market for borrowing and lending money for short periods between banks and other financial organizations: in/on the money market »

Higher lending rates between banks will make it less profitable for investors to raise funds in the money market.

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The bigger the bank, the cheaper it is to borrow on the money market.

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The low-interest rate environment has diminished returns for money markets, bonds, and other non-stock investments.

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The Bundesbank has lowered a key money-market rate in each of the past three weeks.

Compare CAPITAL MARKET(Cf. ↑capital market)
[U] the activity of buying and selling currencies: »

The software is essential for anyone engaged in money market transactions.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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