Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Inflation and Rising Interest Rates That Never Showed Up - NYTimes.com

The Inflation and Rising Interest Rates That Never Showed Up - NYTimes.com:



"Six years ago the Federal Reserve hit rock bottom. It had been cutting the federal funds rate, the interest rate it uses to steer the economy, more or less frantically in an unsuccessful attempt to get ahead of the recession and financial crisis. But it eventually reached the point where it could cut no more, because interest rates can’t go below zero. On Dec. 16, 2008, the Fed set its interest target between 0 and 0.25 percent, where it remains to this day."



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