Tag Archives: Monetary Policy

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.


Jerome Powell Fights in the Trade War



 

Markets are rallying after Jerome Powell’s recent announcement that the fed will be helping stimulate the economy if the trade war starts to take its toll. Here’s exactly what could happen and what was just announced.


Where’s the Inflation? An Economic Mystery



For years the Fed has worried about inflation. Now that the economy is growing, the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell is wondering where it went? Nobody knows for sure, but this video goes over the main theories as to why people aren’t spending their money like they used to.