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  Money - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Money is any marketable good or token used by a society as a medium of exchange, store of value and unit of account.
The widespread acceptance of fiat money is most frequently enhanced by the central authority mandating the money's acceptance under penalty of law and demanding this money in payment of taxes or tribute.
Money is one of the most central topics studied in economics and forms its most cogent link to finance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Money   (2833 words)

 Glossary: Money Supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Money supply is measured in a variety of ways, but the most widely cited measurements are M1, M2 and M3 -- the "monetary aggregates." M1 is chiefly currency in circulation and bank checking accounts.
This reflected the monetarist tenet that the money supply is the main determinant of economic activity.
The Fed stopped targeting money supply growth and started targeting the fed funds rate because, it explains, "the combination of interest rate deregulation and financial innovation disrupted the historical relationships between M1 and the objectives of monetary policy." In other words, the development of new types of financial products complicated measurement of the money supply.
www.thestreet.com /tsc/basics/tscglossary/moneysupply.html   (273 words)

 Money Supply, by Anna J. Schwartz: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
A different view is that the magnitude of the money supply is determined not by the Federal Reserve but by the decisions of the public and the banks.
According to this view a decline in the money supply is a response to a decline in people's demand to hold it, not an independent action by suppliers to reduce the quantity of money.
Since 1914 an actual decline of the money supply has occurred during only three business cycle contractions, each of which was severe as judged by the decline in output and rise in unemployment: 1920 to 1921, 1929 to 1933, 1937 to 1938.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/MoneySupply.html   (2325 words)

 What Has Government Done to Our Money? The "Proper" Supply of Money
Since money is gold, the total supply of money is the total weight of gold existing in society.
Money has only utility for prospective exchange; its utility lies in its exchange value, or "purchasing power." Our law—that an increase in money does not confer a social benefit—stems from its unique use as a medium of exchange.
Shouldn't the government keep the money supply constant, and prohibit new mining?" This argument might be plausible to those who hold no principled objections to government meddling, thought it would not convince the determined advocate of liberty.
www.mises.org /money/2s8.asp   (1480 words)

 Money.supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But the supply of checks grew faster than the supply of gold so all that was needed was someone to question the ability of banks to honor their commitments to pay gold to anyone who appeared with a check drawn on the bank.
The money supply contains coins and currency in the hands of the public, which are controlled by FED, and deposits accounts, which are controlled by the interaction of the households and firms that use money and the banks that create it.
Behind the demand for money are the individuals and firms that use money in their daily activities, and as we saw earlier, an expanding economy will shift the demand curve outward as demand for money increases.
www.uri.edu /artsci/ecn/mead/INT1/Mac/1970s/Money.supply.html   (5817 words)

 The Money Supply
In effect, the money supply is substantially larger and less measurable than the Fed's definition.
A notable example is the equation of exchange in the quantity theory of money.
The quantity of money, M, remains undefined and unknowable.
wfhummel.cnchost.com /moneysupply.html   (560 words)

When examining the money supply process it is important to realize the US monetary system is in the midst of a rather lengthy evolutionary process.
This would limit the amount of money that could be created from a given amount of reserves and it would thus decrease the chance that the banks would have inadequate reserves to meet their obligations.
The money supply contains coins and currency in the hands of the public, controlled by FED, and deposits accounts controlled by the interaction of the households and firms that use money and the banks that create money.
www.uri.edu /artsci/newecn/Classes/Art/INT1/Mac/1970s/Money.supply.html   (4026 words)

 Money Facts
Money is anything that people will accept in exchange for goods or services, in the belief that they may, in turn, exchange it, now or later, for other goods or services.
Although the effect on the money supply of changing either part of the formula may be the same, the total economic effects differ depending on which part of the formula is changed.
It controls the money supply through its control over the, within limits, percentage in reserves member banks are required to hold behind their deposit liabilities and by controlling the amount of reserves actually available to member banks.
landru.i-link-2.net /monques/moneyfacts.html   (12523 words)

 Econoday - Money Supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The monetary aggregates are alternative measures of the money supply by degree of liquidity.
Money supply fell out of vogue in the nineties, due to a variety of changes in the financial system and the way the Federal Reserve conducts monetary policy.
The Fed is working on some new measures of money supply, and given the way economic indicators ebb and flow in popularity, don't be surprised if the monetary aggregates make a comeback in the future.
mam.econoday.com /reports/US/EN/New_York/monetary_aggregates/year/2004/weekly/47   (197 words)

 Money Supply
Money Supply is the current total supply of money in circulation in the whole economy of the country.
An increase in money supply stimulates increased spending because it puts more money in the hands of consumers which makes them feel wealthier, stimulating them to increase their spending.
A decrease in money supply or a decrease in the growth of money supply, results in decreased spending because there is less money in the hands of consumers, stimulating them to decrease their spending.
www.mindxpansion.com /options/money.html   (677 words)

 Why Money Supply Matters - Mises Institute
For the period 1971 to 2005 in the euro area, money growth (measured as annual change in the stock of M3) and consumer price inflation exhibit a rather obvious relation, that is higher money supply growth is accompanied by higher inflation and vice versa.
That is, a rise (decline) in money growth is accompanied with an increase (fall) in inflation.
Interestingly, money expansion seems to lead changes in nominal wealth since around the end of the 1990s; that is, a change in nominal wealth seems to have followed changes in money supply.
www.mises.org /story/1956   (2414 words)

 money supply Definition
The total supply of money in circulation in a given country's economy at a given time.
The money supply is considered an important instrument for controlling inflation by those economists who say that growth in money supply will only lead to inflation if money demand is stable.
However, targeting an unsuitable narrow money supply measure may lead to a situation where the total money supply in the country is not adequately controlled.
www.investorwords.com /3110/money_supply.html   (307 words)

 The Money Supply - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve System and public- and private-sector analysts have long monitored the growth of the money supply because of the effects that money supply growth is believed to have on real economic activity and on the price level.
In the past two decades, however, the relationship between growth in the money supply and the performance of the U.S. economy has become much weaker, and emphasis on the money supply as a guide to monetary policy has waned.
In 2000, when the Humphrey-Hawkins legislation requiring the Fed to set target ranges for money supply growth expired, the Fed announced that it was no longer setting such targets, because money supply growth does not provide a useful benchmark for the conduct of monetary policy.
www.ny.frb.org /aboutthefed/fedpoint/fed49.html   (1030 words)

 Quicken.com - Money Supply for Dummies
But in fact any money held in a bank or Federal Reserve vault that isn't in a customer's name is not included in money supply.
Conversely, the effect of a shrinking money supply is to choke off the stimulus necessary to keep an economy expanding.
The reserve requirement is the amount of money a bank must hold in its reserve (typically its vault or on deposit at other banks) relative to all the money it has lent out.
www.quicken.com /cms/viewers/article/investments/5271   (846 words)

 Mises Economics Blog: Why Money Supply Matters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Money is not neutral, so no rule that increases the money stock can avoid the distortions that are inevitably introduced.
Vitor at November 8, 2005 09:15 AM Actually, the best rule is not to freeze the money supply but rather to peg it to some key measures (seed corn in Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love", bullion in a gold or silver standard).
Then there would actually be an increase in money supply to the extent that economic capacity actually grew; the seigneury from this should not be treated as a windfall gain but rather put into a sort of open ended sinking fund to cover any fluctuations by pulling in money if inflation loomed.
blog.mises.org /archives/004307.asp   (5076 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American Economy (1991): 7p3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A nation's money supply is based on either the production of a commodity or governmental fiat.
When a nation uses commodity money, the size of the money supply is determined by the cost of producing the commodity and the rate of production.
Economists measure the money supply in several ways that differ according to which assets are included in the measurements.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/ECO/1991/ch7_p3.htm   (435 words)

 Money Supply Measures
These consist of money individuals and businesses have deposited into an account in which a check can be written to pay for goods and services.
The total value of the M1 money supply is $1,353 billion, which is near 10% of annual US GDP.
The M2 money supply is almost 6 times larger, indicating substantial deposits in savings and time deposits and money market funds.
internationalecon.com /v1.0/Finance/ch40/F40-4.html   (750 words)

 Banking, Derivatives, and Systemic Risk
It is very easy to see that after the US went off the gold standard that the supply of money almost doubles in its creation from a high 30’s to high 40’s in before the US left the gold standard to high 60’s and mid 70’s after we left the gold standard.
M1 is one measure of the money supply that includes all coins, currency held by the public, traveler's checks, checking account balances, NOW accounts, automatic transfer service accounts, and balances in credit unions.
Even if you did borrow money, it is really just that country monetizing their debt in order to extend credit at this stage, and this would just add to the supply of money in their country.
bankdersysrisk.blogspot.com   (16639 words)

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There's a school of economic thought that considers a decline in the money supply -- such as the one that's been taking place over the past two months -- a sign that the Fed is tightening monetary policy.
If this decline in the money supply were to continue, it could restrain economic activity -- not to mention pull the stock market down.
The first thing that comes to mind is that the Fed doesn't have total control over the money supply, so its decline may be a reflection, rather than a cause, of a weakening in economic activity.
www.marketwatch.com /News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={F1B1B20B-EBDE-435F-8349-A19E26DBB945}&siteid=google&dist=google   (914 words)

 Osama's Money Supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Senior U.S. intelligence officials say the money transfers began more than nine years ago and have been used to finance several attacks by Bin Laden, including an attempted assassination in 1995 of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia.
The money was deposited into the accounts of Islamic charities, including Islamic Relief and Blessed Relief, that serve as fronts for Bin Laden, according to the report.
The money transfers were discovered in after the royal family ordered an audit of NCB and its founder and former chairman, Khalid bin Mahfouz.
healthandenergy.com /osamas_money_supply.htm   (479 words)

 FRB: H.6 Release--Money Stock and Debt Measures--March 23, 2006
Measures of large-denomination time deposits will continue to be published by the Board in the Flow of Funds Accounts (Z.1 release) on a quarterly basis and in the H.8 release on a weekly basis (for commercial banks).
To reflect the discontinuance of M3, two sets of historical money stock tables are being published (www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h6/hist/).
M2 consists of M1 plus (1) savings deposits (including money market deposit accounts); (2) small-denomination time deposits (time deposits in amounts of less than $100,000), less individual retirement account (IRA) and Keogh balances at depository institutions; and (3) balances in retail money market mutual funds, less IRA and Keogh balances at money market mutual funds.
www.federalreserve.gov /releases/h6/Current   (816 words)

 FSO Resource Page: FedWatch - Money Supply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Seasonally adjusted M2 is computed by summing savings deposits, small denomination time deposits, and retail money fund balances, each seasonally adjusted separately, and adding this result to seasonally adjusted M1.
Consists of M2 plus large-denomination time deposits (in amounts of $100,000 or more), balances in institutional money funds, RP liabilities (overnight and term) issued by all depository institutions, and Eurodollars (overnight and term) held by U.S. residents at foreign branches of U.S. banks worldwide and at all banking offices in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Seasonally adjusted M3 is calculated by summing large time deposits, institutional money fund balances, RP liabilities, and Eurodollars, each adjusted separately, and adding this result to seasonally adjusted M2.
www.financialsense.com /resources/fed/moneysupply.htm   (465 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Original is called: M2 Money Stock: Billions of Dollars: SA
Use M2 Money Stock: Billions of Dollars: SA as the first series of a multiple series chart
Subscribers can access data in Excel spreadsheet, and Copy & Paste formats.
www.economagic.com /em-cgi/charter.exe/fedstl/m2sl   (200 words)

 FRB: H.6 Release--Money Stock Measures, Historical--March 23, 2006
See the statement that precedes H.6 Release this week.
Table 1: Money Stock Measures (SA and NSA)
Table 7: Money Stock Measures (SA and NSA)
www.federalreserve.gov /releases/h6/hist   (77 words)

 Free Information on the US M3 Money Stock
Free Information on the US M3 Money Stock
Free Information on the US M3 Money Stock Forecast
M3 Money Supply Product Past Present and Future
www.marketvector.com /leading-indicator/m3-money-stock.htm   (44 words)

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