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Easy money

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Cheap Money

A monetary policy in which a central bank sets low interest rates so that credit is easily attainable. This makes borrowing easy for business, which stimulates investment and expansion of operations. The immediate result of cheap money is a boost in stock prices; in the medium term, cheap money promotes economic growth. However, if cheap money remains in the economy for too long, it can lead to a situation in which there is a glut of currency or too many dollars chasing too few goods and services leading to inflation. For this reason, most central banks alternate between policies of cheap money and tight money in varying degrees to encourage growth while keeping inflation under control.
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easy money

A condition of the money supply in which the Federal Reserve permits substantial funds to accrue in the banking system, thereby cutting interest rates and facilitating the acquisition of loans. In the resultant period when borrowing is relatively easy and inexpensive, security prices may be initially stimulated. But an extended period of easy money eventually may depress security values as investors begin to fear inflation. Also called cheap money. Compare tight money.
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Easy money has fueled bubbles in everything from stocks and bonds to property in China, and it's hard to see how or when these bubbles might set off a major crisis in an opaque market where most of the borrowers and lenders are backed by the state.
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The American dollar prevailed and was the only currency converted into gold after the war, throughathe Bretton Woods Agreement,awhich gave the dollar privilege and led to an easy money policy where the US simply printedathe dollar, leading to the collapse of the agreement in 1971, andathe stock market and real estate bubble in Japan in the late 1980s.
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