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flight to quality  

Definition 1.

Flow of funds from riskier to safer investments in times of marketplace uncertainty or fear. For example, the flow could be from risky investments to safer investments within a given country, or from higher-risk countries to lower-risk countries.
 

Definition 2.

When investors move their capital to the safest possible investment vehicle. This flight is usually caused by uncertainty in the financial markets.
 
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