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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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What would happen if we had different prices in the market?
  • At 10 cents, the quantity demanded is 800 tapes and the quantity supplied is 0 tapes. This is not a suitable price. The buyers can't buy all that they want.
  • At 90 cents, the quantity demanded is 0 tapes and the quantity supplied is 800 tapes. This is not a suitable price, either. The sellers can't sell all that they want.
  • Buyers or sellers are not satisfied at these prices and will take corrective action.
This is not equilibrium.

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BANK PANIC

An economy-wide problem in the financial sector and the banking industry that triggers an economy-wide business-cycle contraction or even depression. Bank panics were common throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, during which time they where the primary cause of business-cycle downturns. Bank panics usually involved bank runs that spread from bank to bank throughout the economy.

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The penny is the only coin minted by the U.S. government in which the "face" on the head looks to the right. All others face left.
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