Goldilocks Economy

An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to describe the U.S. economy of the mid- to late-1990s - it was "not too hot, not too cold, but just right."

Everything in the Goldilocks economy is fine until the three bears (or bear market) come home for their porridge!


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  • goldilocks economy — A term developed in the mid 1990s to describe the positive performance of the economy as not too hot, not too cold; just right. * * * Goldilocks economy Goldilocks economy [ˈgeʊldilɒks ɪˌkɒnːmi ǁ ˈgoʊldɪlɑːks ɪˌkɑː ] ➔ economy1 * * * Goldilocks… …   Financial and business terms

  • Goldilocks economy — A Goldilocks economy is a not too hot or cold economy, sustaining moderate economic growth and a low inflation allowing for a market friendly monetary policy. The name comes from the children s story The Three Bears . The first use of this phrase …   Wikipedia

  • Goldilocks economy — /ˈgoʊldilɒks əkɒnəmi/ (say gohldeeloks uhkonuhmee) noun an economy that is neither expanding nor contracting, but keeping an even pace. {from the character Goldilocks in the fairytale The Story of the Three Bears, in which Goldilocks tried three… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Goldilocks economy — A colloquial term for an economy that combines low inflation with steady economic growth. Such an economy is not too hot, not too cold, but just right – like the porridge in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears …   Accounting dictionary

  • Goldilocks economy — A colloquial term for an economy that combines low inflation with steady economic growth. Such an economy is «not too hot, not too cold, but just right» like the porridge in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Goldilocks economy — noun A not too hot or too cold economy, sustaining moderate economic growth and a low inflation allowing for a market friendly monetary policy …   Wiktionary

  • Goldilocks economy — an economy that is not too hot, not too cold, just right …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Goldilocks (disambiguation) — Goldilocks can mean:* Goldilocks and the Three Bears , a popular fairy tale * La Belle aux cheveux d or or The Story of Pretty Goldilocks , a literary fairy tale written by Madame d Aulnoy. *Goldilocks (planet), or 70 Virginis b. *The Goldilocks… …   Wikipedia

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