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LIQUIDITY

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Definition:
In terms of markets, liquidity generally refers to the ability to buy and sell assets quickly and in large volume without substantially affecting the asset’s price. In terms of instruments, liquidity generally refers to those assets that can be converted into cash quickly without a significant loss in value.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2004, Compilation Guide on Financial Soundness Indicators, IMF, Washington DC, Appendix VII, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004