1. Money Market: Introduction
  2. Money Market: What Is It?
  3. Money Market: Treasury Bills (T-Bills)
  4. Money Market: Certificate Of Deposit (CD)
  5. Money Market: Commercial Paper
  6. Money Market: Banker's Acceptance
  7. Money Market: Eurodollars
  8. Money Market: Repos
  9. Money Market: Conclusion

The money market refers to the market for short-term, high quality debt securities issued by government and corporate borrowers. Maturities can range from overnight to up to a year.

 

The money market creates liquidity for these borrowers to fund their short-term cash flow needs.

 

Common money market instruments include Treasury bills (T-bills), certificates of deposit (CDs), commercial paper, banker’s acceptances, eurodollars and repurchase agreements (repos) among others.

 

The money market is best known as a place for large institutions and governments to manage their short-term cash needs. However, individual investors have access to the market through a variety of different securities. In this tutorial, we'll cover various types of money market securities and how they can work in your portfolio.


Money Market: What Is It?
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