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- n. The Federal Reserve System.
- n. The Federal Reserve Board.
- n. Informal A federal agent or official.
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- abbr. The Federal Reserve Board or System.
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All of these developments were fed by easy money created by the Fed.
FED SPOKES-MAN: Donald Kohn is known for riding a bicycle to his Fed office.
The November fed-funds contract, essentially a gauge of interest-rate expectations, on Friday showed traders see a 96% chance that Fed policy makers will lift the fed funds rate to 0.5% at its November meeting, up from a 90% chance at Thursday's settlement and an 80% chance on Wednesday.
AGREEMENT REACHED ON SANDERS 'FED AUDIT MEASURE - An effort to audit the Fed, which has been underway for years, took a big step closer to passage this afternoon when Sen. Chris Dodd said on the floor that he would cosponsor the amendment from Sen. Bernie Sanders, though with modifications.
REGIONAL FED CHAIRMAN: NO BILL CAN END BAILOUTS - A top Fed official said Monday that the Dodd bill doesn't (and can't) end the possibility of future bank bailouts.
That same naivete fed Alan Greenspan, star of Ayn Rand's salon of sophists, who as Fed Chief reasoned that traders and corporations would not put out flawed products, funds or services, because to do so would obviously be of detriment to their future sustainability.
We've been had, or stung, by the fed spider, folks ~ so let's take to the streets, make some noise, demand Wall Street and Fed reform ~ and get a lot of politicians nervous.
GS and JPM are now fed approved Bank Holding Cos, took just a few hours so they can get Fed bail-outs.
But that should have been the bottom for fed funds and the Fed should have started the tightening that they did not start till two years later in 2004.
The second chart compares the actual fed funds rate this decade with what it would have been had the Fed stayed within the policy lanes of the previous 20 years.