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JUNK BOND: A bond, usually a corporate bond, that has a higher than average risk of default, but which pays a higher than average interest rate to compensate. Junk bonds were a popular method of investment during the 1970s and 1980s, especially to finance corporate mergers. Junk bounds held by savings and loan associations that defaulted were a major source of problems during the 1980s.

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Lesson 18: Banking | Unit 5: The Economy Page: 24 of 24

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  • Some of the main benefits provided by banks as:
    • Financial intermediaries: banks match savers and borrowers.
    • Depository institutions: banks oversee a share of the nation's M1 money supply.
  • That when a bank fails to maintain adequate reserves, it runs the risk of starting a chain reaction that could cause economy-wide financial instability.
  • That banking regulations have lessened but not eliminated banking instability problems.

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AVERAGE PRODUCT

The quantity of total output produced per unit of a variable input, holding all other inputs fixed. Average product, usually abbreviated AP, is found by dividing total product by the quantity of the variable input. Average product, which occasionally goes by the alias average physical product (APP), is one of two measures derived from total product. The other is marginal product.

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