commercial paper


Definition of commercial paper

: short-term unsecured discounted paper usually sold by one company to another for immediate cash needs

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Recent Examples on the Web There is just too much to summarize here, but apparently its assets are in Chinese commercial paper and, uh, Bitcoin, which could be a problem if everybody starts to pull their money at once. Kevin T. Dugan, Fortune, 7 Oct. 2021 Investing in the commercial paper of a sound entity is commonplace and necessary in highly regulated portfolios. Martin Jarzebowski, Forbes, 21 June 2021 According to Tether, about 50% of its reserves — some $20 billion — were in commercial paper at the end of March, 12% in secured loans and 10% in corporate bonds, funds and precious metals. Mike Dolan Reuters, Star Tribune, 17 July 2021 JPMorgan interest-rates strategist Josh Younger points out that Tether’s scale ranks it alongside the biggest money-market funds and companies as a major owner of commercial paper. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 27 May 2021 Tasked primarily with cash and liquidity management, corporate treasurers traditionally invested in low-yield, low-risk assets like money-market funds, government debt, or commercial paper. The Insider, Forbes, 27 May 2021 As part of its legal settlement Tether disclosed more detail of its assets, showing a big exposure to commercial paper, a form of short-term lending to companies. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 27 May 2021 Tether, the world’s largest stablecoin, disclosed a reserves breakdown that showed a large portion in unspecified commercial paper. Patrick Mchale And Yueqi Yang Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 Of their $42 billion in funds, on March 31, Tether claims to hold over 75% of their reserves in cash and cash equivalents, most of which are in the form of commercial paper. Nicholas Gans, Forbes, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of commercial paper

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Commercial paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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