Dollar Overhang

Dollar Overhang

The amount by which U.S. dollars outside the United States (called eurodollars) exceed American gold reserves. While the dollar is no longer pegged to gold, under the Bretton Woods System, dollar overhang could make it more difficult to convert dollars to gold.
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2002, "There is a global Dollar overhang that is being unwound" by central-bank reserve managers, reckons Pharo Management portfolio manager Mark Dow, writing for (http://blogs.
The problem of the dollar overhang in reserves largely will disappear.
The venture industry currently has an $80 billion dollar overhang and we expect to see a significant portion of those reserves to be deployed prior to seeing a substantial increase in fundraising activity.