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SEIGNIORAGE: The difference between the face value, or value in exchange, of money and the cost of producing the money. This seigniorage is effectively the profit government generates from producing currency--printing paper bills or minting metal coins. That is, government effectively "makes money" by making money.

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FOREIGN INVESTMENT: The purchase of financial and physical assets in one country by businesses and residents of another. Business that call one country their home, especially those from more advanced nations, have found it advantageous to construct factories, establish distribution centers, buy corporate stock, or otherwise invest in the assets of another country. Foreign investment indicates that an economy is relatively productive and worthy of investment by others.

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CHECKABLE DEPOSITS

Checking account deposits maintained by traditional commercial banks and depository thrift institutions (savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks) that are generally accepted in payment in exchange for goods and services. These accounts, also termed transactions deposits, make it possible for customers transfer funds easily and quickly to another, which makes them ideally suited for use as money. Checkable deposits are approximately one-half of the official M1 monetary aggregate tracked by the Federal Reserve System. The other half is currency (paper bills and metal coins).

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