money market


Definition of money market

: the trade in short-term negotiable instruments (such as certificates of deposit or U.S. Treasury securities)

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Because of Labor Department regulations, the IRAs are generally invested in either a money market or certificate of deposit, which offer low returns. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "Labor Department Clears Path for Automatic 401(k) Transfers," 12 Nov. 2018 Based on trailing seven-day yield (as of the end of August), the top 10 money markets were paying between 1.85% and 2.11%. Eric Uhlfelder, WSJ, "How to Find Decent Yields on Savings," 7 Oct. 2018 According to Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at, which tracks yields of various financial products, banks’ own money markets at large institutions basically yield the same as their savings yields. Eric Uhlfelder, WSJ, "How to Find Decent Yields on Savings," 7 Oct. 2018 Raising rates and tightening monetary policy could make conservative holdings such as savings accounts, money market funds and certificates of deposit relatively more attractive compared for investors compared to riskier assets such as stocks. David Mchugh, Fox News, "European Central Bank to take next step in tapering stimulus," 13 Sep. 2018 Instead, consider a certificate of deposit, which offers varying maturity dates as well as better interest rates than money market or savings accounts. New York Times, "How to Get Help Paying for Your Wedding," 9 May 2018 The groom’s mother, who retired as an officer from the treasury money market department at Chemical Bank, is currently the archivist for Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. New York Times, "Rebecca Stump, Justin Werner II," 8 Apr. 2018 Back in 2007, the turning of the financial cycle showed up first in subprime mortgages, then money markets, and finally troubles at British banks. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Money Markets Are Messed Up, With Real Consequences," 22 Mar. 2018 CIT Bank, for example is offering a money market savings account with a 1.85 annual percentage yield that can be opened with just $100. Katheleen Conti,, "Banks are offering higher interest rates for savings accounts. But you still need to be smart," 11 July 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of money market

: the trade in short-term negotiable instruments (as certificates of deposit or U.S. Treasury securities)

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