money supply


Definition of money supply

: the total amount of money available in an economy for spending as calculated by any of various methods (as by adding total currency to funds available in private checking accounts)

Examples of money supply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal is to reduce the amount of money supply in the economy. Arkansas Online, 16 June 2022 Textbooks still link inflation to the money supply, but financial innovation and regulatory changes have made the link between money and spending too unreliable to be useful. Greg Ip, WSJ, 15 June 2022 The Fed is going to try to kill inflation by crimping the stock market and giving money supply and you and me a haircut via our assets. Clem Chambers, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Because of the huge increase in the money supply in recent years, the Federal Reserve does not have any sure fix on stopping the inflation. Jeffrey D. Sachs, CNN, 12 May 2022 The answer lies in the time lags between changes in the rate of growth in the money supply and inflation. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 8 Apr. 2022 Those actions should cool consumer demand while reducing money supply in the economy. Fortune, 5 May 2022 The truth is money supply is inflation nominal values and when that money flows in reverse all of a sudden the same companies and people are rubbish because the prices of their projects deflates. Clem Chambers, Forbes, 19 May 2022 That run took down Lehman Brothers, shrunk the money supply, froze credit channels, and triggered the worst recession since the Great Depression. Lev Menand, Time, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of money supply

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Money supply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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