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The Fed raises interest rates again, signals more coming despite pressure to slow the pace

BY: - November 3, 2022

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that in its continuing efforts to tamp down inflation, it would raise interest rates yet again by another three-quarters of a point to a target range of 3.75 to 4 percent. Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell said during a press conference following the announcement that the “historically fast pace” […]

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What is the Fed taper? How the Federal Reserve withdraws stimulus from the economy | Analysis

BY: - January 2, 2022

By Edouard Wemy Tapering refers to the Federal Reserve policy of unwinding the massive purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities it’s been making to shore up the economy during the pandemic. The unconventional monetary policy of buying assets is commonly known as quantitative easing. The Fed first adopted this policy during the 2008 financial crisis. Normally, when […]