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Economic Definition of Eurodollars. Defined.

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Term Eurodollars Definition: Bank accounts denominated in U.S. dollars but held in banks outside of the United States. This is notable because banks typically maintain deposits in their domestic currency. Deposits in a German bank, for example, would be denominated in German marks. Originally Eurodollars were dollar deposits in European banks (hence the term "Eurodollars"). However, the notion of deposits held by a bank in currency other than that of the domestic economy has become a common practice around the world. Eurodollars are near monies added to M1 to obtain broader monetary aggregates, M2 and M3.


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