- Assets in the form of cash or personal property that is easy to convert to cash. Real estate is an example of a liquid asset.
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Related Terms and Acronyms
- Acid-Test Ratio — Definition,
- A ratio that determines the liquidity of a company without requiring the company to sell assets or inventory.
- Asset — Definition,
- Anything of monetary value that is owned by a person. Assets include real property, personal property, and enforceable claims against others including bank accounts, stocks, mutual funds, and so on.
- Collateral — Definition,
- Any property pledged as security for repayment of a debt.
- Illiquid Asset — Definition,
- An asset that cannot be sold easily or in a timely manner for its full value.
- Intangible Asset — Definition,
- Non-physical resources or rights to other assets. Patents, goodwill, permits and computer programs are examples of intangible assets.
- Intangible Property — Definition,
- Property that does not have value itself, but represents something else. Stocks, bonds and franchises are examples of intangible property. Business furniture and equipment are examples of tangible personal property.
- Liquidation — Definition,
- To settle the outstanding debts by selling property.
- To convert into cash.
- The practice of selling or redistributing some or all of a business's assets in order to repay debts or pay investors if the business becomes insolvent or is sold in full or in part.
- Liquidity — Definition,
- The ability to convert assets to cash quickly, without significant losses.
- Loss Reserve — Definition,
- A reserve of money and liquid assets set aside by an insurer for the payment of claims that have been submitted but have yet to be paid out.
- Non-liquid Asset — Definition,
- A possession that can't be transformed readily into cash. Stocks and bonds are liquid assets because they can be sold easily; a house is a non-liquid asset because it takes time to sell.
- Parking (prk) — Abbreviation,
- A term that refers to depositing cash in a high-yield money market account until it is transferred to another account to pay bills.
- Quick Assets (QA) — Acronym,
- Assets that can be liquefied quickly without a loss.
- Quick Liquidity Ratio — Definition,
- A metric used to find if a company has enough liquidity to make it's short term financial obligations.
- Receivership — Definition,
- A form of bankruptcy where a person is appointed to take control of a company and is responsible for recouping unpaid debts.
- Solvency — Definition,
- To be able to meet one's financial liabilities in the short or long term.