money market


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

Examples of money market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exact size of the inheritance remains unclear, but McConnell's 2008 financial disclosure lists a money market fund worth between $5 million and $25 million, the same range the largest fund is listed at in McConnell's 2022 filing. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 But don’t confuse money market accounts with money market mutual funds, which invest in short-term, low-risk debt instruments. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 After that wash-out, many bailed on their long-term strategies and sought the protection of safe assets, like high-yielding savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and Treasury bills, all of which were finally paying a decent amount of interest. Jill Schlesinger, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Rate cuts make riskier investments like stocks more attractive than safer bets like money market accounts and certificates of deposit. David McHugh, Fortune Europe, 25 Jan. 2024 Certificates of deposit, money market funds and high-yield savings accounts all offer competitive rates. USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 Invest in short-term CDs, online savings accounts, money market funds or Treasuries, which may offer similar or higher interest rates. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 Celsius took its product to market at a time when traditional banks were paying little interest on savings accounts and money market funds, making the firm highly attractive to investors seeking higher than normal yields. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, 13 July 2023 For example, in 2022, Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union raised the rate of its online savings account, eliminating its tiers and minimum balance requirement, while keeping the rate on its money market accounts static. Crissi Cole, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of money market was in 1950

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“Money market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

money market

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

Legal Definition

money market

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

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