Recently I read some basics about how banks perform money expansion. My knowledge of economics is minimal so I would like to test my understanding of this mechanism on a simple hypothetical example. I ...
Basically I think it is quite obvious that quantitative easing (QE) will be pulled back eventually and countries will start to tighten their monetary policy. When that happens, what kind of assets ...
Ben Bernake said today that he can't lower interest rates further because they can't be lowered below zero. IIUC benchmark interest rates are determined by what someone is willing to pay in an ...
Or, in other words: Who does the head of Fed report to? Is the Federal Reserve a private institution? I'm going to be a bit naive here, have just read about how the Fed has been brought to life and ...
Last month I read some news about the Fed printing money to devalue the U.S. Dollar compared to other currencies. But what do they do with this extra money?