liquidity liquidity  /lɪ ˈkwɪ də ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
  2. (n) the property of flowing easily
  3. (n) being in cash or easily convertible to cash; debt paying ability

Usage(s):

  1. The government is treating the current recession as a crisis of liquidity, when it's really a crisis of confidence.
  2. The way the liquidity injection is structured, it is up to the retail credit unions to funnel money into the corporates.
  3. The best explanation for the good times is liquidity.

News

  1. Fitch Says Chinese Bank Risks Rising; Shanghai Stocks Fall To Six-Month Low

    Tight liquidity in China may affect the ability of some of its banks to repay 1.5 trillion yuan, or $246 billion, of wealth management products that will mature between now and the end of the month, Fitch Ratings warned yesterday. (Click here for Fitch’s post.)
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Liquidity-Tightening Easier in Euro Zone, Noyer Says

    Liquidity-Tightening Easier in Euro Zone, Noyer Says
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Marc Faber notes liquidity squeeze depressing stocks but still buying gold

    The global liquidity squeeze, either due to central banks losing control of their bond markets or actively trying to pull back on money printing, can only have one impact on equity markets and that is negative.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

Quotes

  1. "Although conventional interest rate policy is constrained by the fact that nominal interest rates cannot fall below zero, the second arrow in the Federal Reserve's quiver - the provision of liquidity - remains effective," Mr Bernanke said.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: The Australian

  2. ...of America, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and UBS, said in a joint statement they "initiated a series of actions to help enhance liquidity and mitigate the...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: JP Morgan Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "The bill that is before the House of Representatives tomorrow, is a bill that has got the best chance of providing liquidity credit, providing credit, providing money, so small businesses and medium-sized businesses can function," said...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Voice of America

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