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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Recent Examples on the Web Ghana has been Africa’s fastest-growing mobile money market in recent years. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Ghana’s move to curtail MTN’s market share is about mobile money, not voice," 9 June 2020 Some money market accounts may have monthly fees, inactive account fees or other fees for not adhering to specifications by the bank. Anna Bahney, CNN, "People are saving more than ever. Here's where to stash your cash," 4 June 2020 The minimum opening deposit is $100 for the money market account and $1,000 for the CD. Ken Tumin, CBS News, "Americans are hoarding their cash — here are the best places to put it," 5 June 2020 The central bank also has provided low-interest credit to support struggling markets for corporate bonds; small and midsize businesses; student, auto and credit card loans; money market mutual funds; and states and cities, among other borrowers. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "GDP report set to show just initial wave of coronavirus damage as Fed vows continued aid," 29 Apr. 2020 To many customers, money market accounts seemed to function a lot like normal bank accounts. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Republic, "The “Shadow Banks” Are Back, and Still Too Big to Fail," 27 Apr. 2020 While a number of factors unsettled money markets, the Fed’s interventions, which also include $60 billion a month in Treasury-bill buying to permanently increase financial system reserves, have kept rates calm. Michael S. Derby, WSJ, "Fed Sees Modest Demand for Money, Temporary Liquidity Drops Ahead of FOMC," 29 Jan. 2020 The most recent edition showed that loans to the money market facility have actually fallen somewhat since April 14, while use of the primary dealer facility was little changed. New York Times, "Wall Street Rallies, Bucking Drop in Global Stocks: Live Updates," 24 Apr. 2020 The Fed also is dusting off the Commercial Paper Funding facility from its 2008 playbook, agreeing to buy up to $1 trillion in the IOUs from corporations, bolstered by a big backstop from the U.S. Treasury, that can't get funding from money markets. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Will ‘The Great Cessation’ be worse than the Great Recession? Here’s what we can tell so far," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of money market

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Money market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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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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