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From il- +‎ liquid.



illiquid (comparative more illiquid, superlative most illiquid)

  1. (finance) Lacking liquidity; unable to be converted into cash.
    Investment in illiquid assets may prove to be a mistake if the market turns down.
    • 2023 January 17, Matthew Goldstein, David Yaffe-Bellany, “In Hunt for FTX Assets, Lawyers Locate Billions in Cash and Crypto”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Aside from the $5.5 billion, FTX also holds sizable positions in 20 digital assets that the lawyers described as “illiquid tokens” that are difficult to convert into cash.
    • 2023 September 30, Victoria Bekiempis, quoting Caroline Ellison, “‘Dark’ donations, free love and the fall: the Sam Bankman-Fried trial is here”, in The Guardian[2], →ISSN:
      “While I was co-CEO and then CEO, I understood that Alameda had made numerous large illiquid venture investments and had lent money to Mr Bankman-Fried and other FTX executives,” Ellison said.


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