Tag Archives: federal reserve interest rates

Federal Reservations; Jerome Powell’s Newfound Economic Optimism



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The Federal Reserve just cut the Federal Funds Rate for a third time this year. This, they insist, will be the last time they adjust this rate for the foreseeable future. This is exactly what the fed just announced and the thinking behind it.


The Federal Reserve Bails Out REPO Markets for $75 Billion



The Federal Reserve Just engaged in a large bailout of the short term lending REPO market. Here’s exactly what’s going on in this ongoing news story.


Why Did the Federal Reserve Lower the Key Interest Rate?



For the first time in ten years the Federal Reserve dropped the key interest rate. Some people are suspicious because lowering this rate is generally associated with a stimulus strategy in an ailing economy. This episode looks at the potential reasons this was done including copying a strategy employed by Alan Greenspan to buoy the economy in the mid nineties, a strategy to slightly raise inflation, and a strategy to alleviate trade war pressures.