Goldilocks economy


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Goldilocks economy

A term developed in the mid 1990s to describe the positive performance of the economy as "not too hot, not too cold; just right."

Goldilocks Economy

An economy that is performing well enough to avoid a recession and even provide a solid return for investors, but not so well that it causes inflation. The term references the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears because the economy is neither too cold nor too hot.
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Since last autumn, investors had been betting on the goldilocks economy -- solid economic expansion, improving corporate earnings and stable inflation.
As a result, the return of a Goldilocks economy seems like a most unlikely scenario.
They missed it," he said of the Fed, "and say it's a Goldilocks economy.
And when the faceless men told us that the world is running fine under their excellent stewardship (the Goldilocks economy, the Great Moderation, and the miracle of Europa), maybe we should have been a touch more suspicious.
If the Goldilocks Economy is getting a tad overheated, the Fed withdraws money and raises short-term interest rates.
Kyser says the region enjoys a Goldilocks economy at this point -- not too hot and not too cold.
The Goldilocks economy of the past six months - not too hot, not too cold - bolstered the bottom lines of most investors, a scenario that was less than certain a year ago when the prospect of high gas prices, natural disasters and rising interest rates prompted many to suggest 2006 might mark the end of the bull market.
On the plus side, a Goldilocks economy is one that will grow at a steady pace for longer then expected.
Thus ended the Goldilocks Economy, the longest economic expansion in our nation's history.
It is, indeed, a Goldilocks economy "not too hot, not too cold, just right.
A lot of the questionnaires were filled out at a time when there was talk of a Goldilocks economy (not too fast, but not too slow.
Nor will it be a Goldilocks economy, a term Shulman coined in the early 1990s to describe one that is neither too hot nor too cold.