hot money

noun Informal.
funds transferred suddenly from one country to another chiefly to avoid depreciation in value or to take advantage of higher interest rates.

1925–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
hot money
capital transferred from one financial centre to another seeking the highest interest rates or the best opportunity for short-term gain, esp from changes in exchange rates

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Example sentences
As well as frozen money, you bankers also talk about hot money.
They kept away the hot money that has sent exchange rates soaring in other
  emerging-market stars.
In previous years the deficit was financed by hot money, making the economy
  more vulnerable.
Hot money might help to finance current account deficits.
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