hot money


Definition of hot money

: investment funds intended for the highest short-term rate of return

Examples of hot money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is because hot money flowing quickly in and out of their debt can make prices volatile and potentially drive away other buyers, which could increase their borrowing costs. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 10 May 2021 Skeptics would argue that the recent rotation is simply a further sign of exuberance—hot money spilling from one market sector into another. Mike Bird, WSJ, 10 May 2021 And there could be more hot money coming down the pipe. Alex Longley,, 13 Dec. 2020 With the cost of produce skyrocketing in China, hot money is flooding toward fresh-food operators. Washington Post, 3 July 2019 As developing countries from Indonesia to Argentina have discovered, a nation that relies on hot money from abroad is an unstable one. Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2019 The memory of the ultimate hot money pullout, the 1997-98 financial crisis that triggered the collapse of the Suharto regime, is never far from the surface. Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2019 These stocks are well supported by hot money from foreign fund managers, who are betting that a weaker won – which has slumped more than 5% against the dollar this year – will boost exporters’ shares. Washington Post, 31 July 2019 Regulators appear more confident that years of regulatory measures will keep hot money outflows manageable. John Authers | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 21 May 2019

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First Known Use of hot money

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot money was in 1936

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“Hot money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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