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.