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DEPOSITS: Bank accounts maintained by banks on behalf of customers. In a fractional-reserve banking system, one of the primary functions of a bank is to keep customer deposits safe. Banks offer a wide range of deposits, including checkable (or transactions) deposits, savings deposits, certificates of deposit, and money market accounts. Such deposits represent a sizable portion of the M1 money supply and as well as broader monetary aggregates -- M2 and M3. They also constitute the bulk of the liabilities of a typically bank.

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Lesson 7: Market Equilibrium | Unit 2: The Numbers Page: 7 of 22

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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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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

An independent agency of the federal government that insures deposits in banks and other depository institutions which is intended to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial system. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred during the Great Depression. It is one of the key agencies, along with the Federal Reserve System and Comptroller of the Currency, responsible regulating the U.S. banking industry.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time waiting for visits from door-to-door solicitors seeking to buy either a wall poster commemorating yesterday or pink cotton balls. Be on the lookout for door-to-door salesmen.
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