Create an account
A place or mechanism by which borrowers, savers,and financial intermediaries trade securities
A contract in which a borrower seeks to obtain money from a lender to whom he promises to compensate in the future
A contract that promises to pay a given amount of money to the owner of the security at specific dates in the future
payments made by a borrower to the owner of a debt security in addition to the repayment of principal; usually expressed as a percentage
market for short-term (less than one year) financial securities; includes debt instruments such as Treasury bills,commercial paper, and certificates of deposits.
market for intermediate and long term(over one year) financial securities; includes debts securities such as bonds and notes issued by firms and government, as well as equity securities(stock) issued by firms
market for prev. issued sec. being sold by a first or subsequent owner. funds go to the seller of the security.
the firm/govt borrows funds directly from savers; both saver and borrower directly know eachother
flow of funds is done through financial intermediaries; saver and borrower do not know eachothers identity.
Pooling of funds
allows large loans to be made, connects short term to long term, reduces transaction costs
intermediaries are able to centralize information; savers benefit from intermediaries directing funds to productive activities
costs of trading sich as shopping, negotiating, or transforming assets into something that can be used in exchange
the percentage increase in the overall level of prices over a given period of time,typically monthly or anually
money whose value derives from government decree and from indiviuals' willingness to accept it in the exchange prociess
a measure of the total money supply in the economy based on a standard of liquidity
a depository institution that specializes in issuing checking deposits and making commercial, consumer, and real estate loans
a depository institution that specializes in issuing savings deposits and making mortgage loans
a depository institution that issues transactions deposits and makes loans to members of the credit union where members owns shares in the credit union
occurs when one party to a transactopns has superior information relative to another party
occurs when the most high risk borrowers are also those most likely to seek financing (before any finance takes place)
occurs when boorowers pursue riskier- than-expected activities once financing is acquired(after the funds have already been granted)
medium of exchange
1 of 4 functions of money- money reduces transactions costs by eliminating double coincidence of wants, but requires the publics nearly- universal acceptance
units of account
2 of 4 functions of money- allows prices to be denoted in terms of money, but can break down in economies where prices are highly volatile
store of value
3 of 4 functions of money- occurs when individuals hold money to reduce transaction costs instead of spending or invsting, but can break down in cases of hyperinflation
standard of deffered payment
4 of 4 functions of money- allows future payment of current spending(i.e. loans), but again requires universal-acceptance (backed by government decree)
eliminated in mar'06, (M2+large time deposits+overnight and term repurchase agreements+ overnight and term eurodollor deposits
occurs when a transaction imposes uncompensated costs onto parties not involved in the transaction
the risk posed to one financial institutions credit agreements by the potential failure of transactions by other institutions that are otherwise unrelated
Lender of Last resort
an institution (theFed) that is willing and able to lend any temporarily illiquid but otherwisw solvent institution to prevent a general loss of confidence in the financial system
Federal funds market/rate
market where banks loan/borrow reserves with each other at the market-determined federal funds rate
the process of depository institutions requesting loans from the Fed at the Feds determined discount rate
term auction facility
a processes by which depository institutions bid for short term collateralized loans from the fed while maintaing anonymity
BOard of governors
a group of seven individuals appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate that has key policy making responsibilities within the Federal Reserve System
federal reserve district banks
the 12 central banking institutions that oversee regional activities on the federal reserve system
federal open market committee
a group comprised of the seven governors and five district bank presidents that determine how to conduct monetary policy
risk that someones not going to pay back on loan rick of asset losses due to non performing loans
the risk that asset losses cannot be sufficiently offset with reductions in liabilites; represents a solvency prob for the bank;(i.e. filing for bankruptcies)
that risk that short term assets cannot be sufficiently liquidated to meet short term liabilities.
interest rate risks
when banks hold securities,issue loans, go up or down effect the bank revenue when up or down.
total value of cash reserves that depository insitutions hold in proportion to transactions deposits as required by law, can be held as vault cash or at fed reserve district banks
required reserve ratio:
the legal ratio (q) of cash reserves that depository institutions must hold relative to transactions deposits, set by the Fed Reserve
total value of cash reserves that depository institutions hold in excess of their legal requirements
refers to a depository institution that meets its reserve requirements but does not hold excess reserves
open market operations
the activity by which the federal reserve buys and sells securities with its primary dealers
the factor by which transactions deposits change in the banking system due to a given change in bank reserves; 1/q
the factor by which M1 changes in the economy due to a given change in the monetary base[(c+1)/(c+qO]
the proportion of currency held by the public in relation to their transaction deposits; c=C/D
large investment banks and brokers that meet certain capital(size) requirements and agree to activley transact with the fed when it engages in OMOs
three primary roles of central banks
1. banking functions for the federal govt
2. lender of last resort to depository institutions
3.formulates and executes monetary policy
actions of one party impose negative on other parties and receive no compensation
1 of 3 ways of lending- banks can borrow money directly from the fed at a given interest rate
term auction facility
2 of 3 ways of lending- process by which banks can bid on short term collaterized loans from the fed
extension to non depository institutions
3 of 3 ways of lending- process by which certatin non dep. ins. can bid for short term collaterized loans
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