Definition of illiquid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌi(l)ˈlikwəd/


1(Of assets) not easily converted into cash: illiquid assets
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  • With illiquid assets, exit can destroy the bulk of the firm's invested capital.
  • Property is an extremely illiquid asset due to the long time and costs involved in selling a property.
  • Historically, property has had a low weighting because it is an illiquid asset.
1.1(Of a market) with few participants and a low volume of activity.
Example sentences
  • This market is particularly illiquid so when the bank spotted the losses and decided to close it out, they had to cover the spread and that increased the losses.
  • Industry sources claimed the problem lay in too few gas shippers, which had resulted in an illiquid market.
  • Just under 5% of its equity is listed in Moscow, although the market is illiquid and few shares change hands.



Pronunciation: /i(l)ˌləˈkwidədē/
Example sentences
  • But fund managers are overcoming their distaste for illiquidity in order to seek out value in the sector.
  • Its traditional disadvantages of high entry costs leading to illiquidity have been exacerbated, making it more difficult, particularly for the smaller investor, to get a foot on the ladder.
  • For his first big embroilment after the 1987 stock market crash, the enemies were discernible and all grouped together on one front - low stock prices, financial system illiquidity, and broken confidence.

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