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How much USD is there in total? [closed]

If I hypothetically took all of the USD out there in physical currency and in people's savings/checking account then how much would I have? I suppose this would also include any liquid cash that ...
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How would stocks devalue if majority holders were to sell all their stock?

If an uber-rich person, say the CEO of certain online retail company or the ex CEO of certain Redmond based technology company suddenly were to sell ALL of their shares, would it be possible to ...
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How does money vanish in the financial system? [duplicate]

From time to time I hear X dollars in value was erased in the stock market etc. But can money really vanish when, for instance stocks lose value? For example, Joe buys a stock from Ben for 100 ...
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What kind of payments are accepted for the initial purchase of United States Treasury securities?

What kind of payments are accepted for the initial purchase of United States Treasury securities ? (not be to confused with trading done on the secondary market) When a normal person is purchasing ...
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Why there is more digital money than physical money? [closed]

Seeing this charts: http://money.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-money-markets-one-visualization-2017/ (also in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhI72CFrqEk&feature=emb_logo) I cannot ...
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M2 money supply [closed]

The definition of M2 money supply: M2 is a measure of the money supply that includes cash, checking deposits, and easily convertible near money. M2 is a broader measure of the money supply that ...
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How has the Fed been reducing its balance sheet?

I understand the Fed has been letting its treasury securities mature without reinvesting in new ones, but does the Treasury actually pay the Fed the principal? That is, does the Treasury's reserve ...
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What systems are currently in place to keep track of US money supply? [closed]

What systems are currently in place to keep track of US money supply? For example, blockchain technology can be used to keep track of transactions on the Bitcoin network, and you can mathematically ...
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Does it make sense to save money in times of high inflation?

This is a chart with the inflation rate in my country over the years: It was the highest in 1993, at 256.1%. I was wondering if it would have made sense to save money in the years of high inflation ...
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Is The Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet Captured in any of the Money Supply Figures? [closed]

Is the $4T balance sheet captured in any of the money supply estimates or is it separate? Thank you in advance for your consideration and response.
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How much money is fiat money? [closed]

How much or what amount/percentage of all the money in the world actually fiat money? I am not looking for an accurate estimate obviously, but a ball park estimate... even if that was possible. Also ...
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Would it be logical if interest rates for loans made by commercial banks would be paid partly (back) to citizens? [closed]

Bank of England's article on money creation states: Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money Now when ...
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What is the most effective saving money method? [closed]

Sometimes people realize that their salary suddenly disappears before the end of the month. What are some tips on how can I save my money, or how can I increase my income besides my full-time job?
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How does trade generate profits for all parties? [closed]

Stupid question, i know, but I'm not financially literate enough and couldn't find proper keywords for Google search on my question. The question arises from the logic that all traders whether in ...
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How do I hedge properly against inflation and other currency risks? [closed]

What is the best way to split individual investments between commodities and individual currencies? Is there an advantage to investing in commodity money and if so, what percentage of your personal ...
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Why the stock price is rising when company is growing well [duplicate]

I mean, you have a company with shares of 20 dollars and they have 10 million of it (market cap 0.2 B), not paying dividends. What makes other people buy their stocks, when they see that they were ...
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How the money can be destroyed when some country or corporation defaults [closed]

As far as i know for every dollar/euro/yen in the money supply pool there is a corresponding IOU in a bank or central bank. My question is how the system can track down and withdraw the excessive ...
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How Is the Price of a Stock Determined? [duplicate]

From what I understand, the stock price is based on supply and demand. For example, if a stock that was priced at $0.01 was bought buy an investor who spent $5.00 (leaving him with 100 shares), it ...
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Who creates money? Central banks or commercial banks? [closed]

Which of these is a better description of money creation: Scenario 1: Central bank creates money Customer A deposits $10 at his bank. Customer B wants to borrow $100. The bank is in good standing ...
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Do Banks Cause Inflation? What are other possible causes?

Some people believe that inflation is caused by an increase in the money supply when the banks print more notes engage in fractional reserve lending. Is this correct? As I understand it, when there ...
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The life cycle of money

Is all the money created by a central bank destroyed after a period of time ? ie : is all the money in the system debt or is there an amount of money that exist "forever" ?
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Why is seigniorage different for paper notes and coins?

Wikipedia defines Seigniorage for paper notes and metal coins. Why is seigniorage for paper money not just face value - production cost? I can understand using just the interest rate in the age of the ...
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Why do governments borrow money instead of printing it?

This question is raised in the movie Money as Debt (at time index 29:00). The answer that immediately pops to my head is "because printing money causes inflation". However, according to this movie, ...
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Is there any way to know how much new money the US is printing?

There is a lot of talk about the Fed printing money. Is there any way to know how much new money is being printed and when?