Transactions motive

Transactions motive

A desire to hold cash in order to conduct cash-based transactions.

Transactions Motive

The desire of an economic actor to maintain sufficient funds in a bank account in order to write checks on that account for daily needs and wants. A person with higher income has a greater transactions motive than a person with lower income; that is, that person wants to have more money in order to spend more. In Keynesian economics, the transactions motive is one of three reasons persons demand liquidity. See also: Liquidity preference, precautionary motive, speculative motive.
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Keynes's Liquidity Preference Theory asserts that there are three motives for holding money--1) a transactions motive 2) a precautionary motive and 3) a speculative motive.
a) Since a credit card can be used as a method of payment the transactions motive would be affected.
This provides evidence that trading company finance is consistent with a transactions motive of trade credit.
Hence, the behavior of trading company finance is consistent with a transactions motive of trade credit.
With a fixed quantity of money, the reduction in speculative holdings had to be offset by an increase in money held for the transactions motive.
institutions, this conversion of funds held for the speculative motive to funds held for the transactions motive would be accomplished by transferring funds from time deposits to checking deposits (and to a certain extent to currency and coin).
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