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The Fed is growing the money supply and that will help the U.S. economy

Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates nine times, including in December 2018, but all that rate-raising came to an end in the summer of 2019.

On Wednesday, July 31st at 2 pm EST, the Fed cut i...

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Investors need to remember that the Fed is not the Monster under the bed

One day, the Federal Reserve’s recent run of rate hikes will end – or will continue – and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.

Here is the thing about the Fed: rate hikes and rate...

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Are we in the Goldilocks Zone?

At their May 2018 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee – which is the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve – decided to leave rates alone. Here is exactly what the Fed said in their statement:

"In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and i...

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Despite what you might think, the Fed does not set economic policy

While the Federal Reserve’s decisions certainly impact the US (and global) economy, it’s important to know that the Fed does not set economic policy. The Fed does, however, control monetary policy in an attempt to influence the dir...

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A Driving Force on the Economic Scene Even casual observers of financial news know that “Fed watching” is a serious activity in the financial and business communities. Currently, Janet Yellen is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the “Fed.” An understan...

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