flight to quality


Flow of funds from riskier to safer investments in times of marketplace uncertainty or fear. For example, the flow could be from risky investments to safer investments within a given country, or from higher-risk countries to lower-risk countries.

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You should try to make sure that you are doing your best to insure flight to quality for your overall portfolio.

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Because the DOW kept dropping, Emanuel felt the flight to quality as his internet startup lost many investors to more established companies.

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When fear was gripping the markets in the financial panic, there was a flight to quality when many investors moved their money out of corporate stocks and bonds and into the safety of U.S. treasury bills.

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