Money Supply

Business / Taxes / Money Supply: The money supply is the total amount of liquid or near-liquid assets in the economy. The Federal Reserve, or the Fed, manages the money supply, trying to prevent either recession or serious inflation by changing the amount of money in circulation. The Fed increases the money supply by buying government bonds in the open market, and decreases the supply by selling these securities. In addition, the Fed can adjust the reserves that banks must maintain, and increase or decrease the rate at which banks can borrow money. This fluctuation in rates gets passed along to consumers and investors as changes in short-term interest rates. The money supply is grouped into four classes of assets, called money aggregates. The narrowest, called M1, includes currency and checking deposits. M2 includes M1, plus assets in money market accounts and small time deposits. M3, also called broad money, includes M2, plus assets in large time deposits, eurodollars, and institution-only money market funds. The biggest group, L, includes M3, plus assets such as private holdings of US savings bonds, short-term US Treasury bills, and commercial paper.

Other Words for Money

Money Adjective Synonyms: resources, wealth, fortune, funds, capital, wherewithal, affluence, means, (liquid) assets, riches, bundle
Money Noun Synonyms: currency, legal tender, medium of exchange, specie, (hard) cash, ready money, banknotes, paper money, notes, bills, coin(s), change, small change, (filthy) lucre, pelf, shekels, lolly, readies, folding money, cold (hard)
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Other Words for Supply

Supply Noun Synonyms: yield, give, contribute, come up with, deliver, provide, furnish
Supply Adjective Synonyms: furnish, provide, give, endow, present, purvey, deliver, come up with, contribute, distribute, sell, stock, accommodate, afford, equip, outfit, gear (up), rig (out), fit (out), provision, cater to, kit out or up, victual
Supply Verb Synonyms: furnishing, provision, providing, purveying, supplying, distribution, equipping, outfitting, provisioning, delivery, stocking, stockpiling
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On The Money

Business / Finance / On The Money: Used in the context of general equities. In-line, or at the same price, as the last sale. MORE

Nonmoney Income

Business / Agriculture / Nonmoney Income: A statistical allowance used in farm income compilations to credit farmers with income for the value of farm products used on the farm (instead of being sold for cash) and the rental value of farm dwe MORE

At-The-Money

Business / Finance / At-The-Money: An option is at the money if the strike price of the option is equal to the market price of the underlying security. For example, if xyz stock is trading at 54, then the xyz 54 option is at the money. MORE

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