Investor Glossary-flight to qualityInvestor Glossary-flight to qualityInvestor Glossary-flight to qualityInvestor Glossary-flight to qualityInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Flight To Quality

The HTML to link to this page
 

Flight to quality refers to investors moving investments into low-risk securities during times of economic or political uncertainty. Flight to quality can be caused by anything from a war to a change of fiscal policy to a recession. A flight to quality may include moving investments into blue chip stocks or out of low-rated bonds and into AA or AAA bonds. For many investors a flight to quality means switching investments into Treasury Bonds back by the U.S. government. In today's global economic environment a flight to quality often means transferring funds from a risky country to a safer country. A flight to quality often results in a decrease in the yield of government securities because of the sudden increase in demand. A flight to quality often results in a relative increase in the yield of riskier investments.



Rate this flight to quality definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: 144a, debt service coverage, Zero Cost Collar, per diem, FICO score, class C shares, in escrow, EBITDA, 401a, command economy, deferred revenue, current ratio, reverse mortgage, wholly-owned subsidiary, phantom income, dividends payable, annual return, stock split, balance sheet, APR, required rate of return, VIX, labor relations, LIBOR, FTSE, stock market close, 1035 exchange, real GDP, cancelled check, covered put, liquidity ratio, Key Rate Duration, diluted share, limit order, quality assurance, ex-dividend date, inflation, ex-dividend, average price per share, retained earnings, risk management, option premium, irrevocable trust, implied volatility, 1031 exchange, open position, margin rate, minority interest, deferred tax


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use