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Transaction demand (for money)
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The amount of money needed to cover the needs of an individual, firm, or nation. That is, transaction demand for money is a measure of how much of a certain currency people need in order to buy the goods and services they use. Generally speaking, if an economy is healthy, there is a high transaction demand for money because people are buying more goods and services. Conversely, if an economy is in trouble, people buy fewer goods and services. Unless there is a significant, sudden change in the transaction demand, central banks have little trouble adjusting the money supply to accommodate the changes that do occur.
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