Guest Column: What is Liquidity?

The Bottom Line- Monthly Accounting Advice for Better Business- June 2009
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What is Liquidity?

The term describes how readily an asset can be converted to cash with minimal price fluctuations. A highly liquid asset has good marketability, meaning there are many willing buyers and sellers. Cash is the most liquid asset. Money market funds, CD’s, savings accounts and similar short-term investments are quite liquid as well. High liquidity may decrease profitability (cash and its equivalents traditionally earn little income) but will increase a company’s flexibility. When we invest in any assets, we need to keep their liquidity levels in mind because it can be difficult or time consuming to convert certain assets back into cash. And in a time of an emergency or cash crunch this is a real problem.

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