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Yankee Market

What is 'Yankee Market'

A slang term for the stock market in the United States. Yankee market is usually used buy non-U.S. residents and refers to the slang term for an American - a Yankee.

Explaining 'Yankee Market'

The term Yankee market was used in business slang but has become widely accepted, much like the "bulldog market" refers to the U.K. market and "samurai market" refers to the market in Japan.

The term Yankee (or Yank) itself is sometimes as a playful, sometimes derogatory, reference to U.S. citizens.


Further Reading


The costs, wealth effects, and determinants of international capital raising: Evidence from public Yankee bonds
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Emerging capital markets and corporate financeEmerging capital markets and corporate finance
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Financial Innovation, Domestic Regulation and the International Marketplace: Lessons on Meeting Globalization's Challenge Drawn from the International Bond …Financial Innovation, Domestic Regulation and the International Marketplace: Lessons on Meeting Globalization's Challenge Drawn from the International Bond …
heinonline.org [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

US power and the international bond market: financial flows and the construction of risk valueUS power and the international bond market: financial flows and the construction of risk value
link.springer.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Domestic financial markets and offshore bond financingDomestic financial markets and offshore bond financing
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Financial markets in times of stressFinancial markets in times of stress
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Political ties and capital raising in global markets: Evidence from yankee bondsPolitical ties and capital raising in global markets: Evidence from yankee bonds
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Economic consequences of financial reporting and disclosure regulation: A review and suggestions for future researchEconomic consequences of financial reporting and disclosure regulation: A review and suggestions for future research
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …

Trust and the cost of debt financingTrust and the cost of debt financing
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: F3, G1 … Therefore, the Yankee market pro- vides an opportunity for foreign borrowers to arrange long-term financing, which is uncommon in most non-US domestic and offshore bond markets (Karolyi and Johnston …



Q&A About Yankee Market


Who uses this term and why?

Non-U.S. residents use this term because it refers to Americans as Yankees, which is a slang word for an American.

What is Yankee market?

The term Yankee market refers to the stock market in the United States.

When was the first time that this term was used?

The first time that this term was used was during business slang but has become widely accepted much like bulldog market refers to U.K.'s stock exchange and samurai market refers to Japan's stock exchange.

Where did most of the Yankee traders come from?

They came from Boston or other New England ports.

How were they reputed to be particularly shrewd and independent?

They were reputed to be particularly shrewd and independent.

What was the term used historically for these American merchants and drug smugglers?

The term "Yankee" was used historically for these American merchants and drug smugglers.

Is Yankee market a slang or formal term?

It is a slang term.