illiquidity

illiquidity
The difficulty of changing your investment back into cash. Financial Services Glossary

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illiquid il‧liq‧uid [ɪˈlɪkwd] adjective FINANCE
involving things that cannot easily be changed into cash, or things that are difficult to buy and sell:

• real estate and other illiquid assets

• Because bank loans are typically illiquid, they are difficult for outsiders to value.

— opposite liquid
— illiquidity noun [uncountable] :

• The drawback is that small shares may be difficult to sell because of illiquidity.

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illiquid UK US /ɪˈlɪkwɪd/ adjective FINANCE
used to describe an asset that is not easy to sell and exchange for cash: »

Her investment is illiquid: it would take time to sell the properties in order to raise cash and release capital.

Compare LIQUID(Cf. ↑liquid)
illiquidity noun [U]
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The illiquidity of these securities may negatively affect our ability to sell them.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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