Questions tagged [federal-reserve]

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Federal Reserve capital injections

What were the specific conditions that the Federal Reserve attached to the capital injections forced upon the major Wall St. banks during the Great Recession? How and why do they differ from normally ...
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Federal Reserve conditions [duplicate]

Does the Federal Reserve have conditions attached to the money that's created and distributed to major banks?
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How could monetary policy be affected if cash “gifts” to consumers were more frequently used?

A few years ago in the US, everyone who filed taxes received a check for $1000. If this method of inflation was logistically more feasible, how could this be used in monetary policy, and what ...
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Is monetary expansion the same as quantitative easing

Is monetary expansion policy the same as quantitative easing (i.e the buying of US treasuries by Federal reserve which injects more USD into the economy)?
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Reserve Ratio Requirements and Money multipliers [closed]

Draw the T-accounts for Fred's Bank if the FED buys a $20,000 treasury security from Fred and Fred puts all the money he gets for it in the bank. Assume the reserve requirement set by the FED is 8%. ...
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What assurances are there that the Federal Reserve does not give money to banks?

My understanding of the operation of the United States Federal Reserve Bank is that it invents dollars by a unilateral, unbalanced credit to its own account and then it loans this money to member ...
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What impact did monetary policy actions taken during the Great Recession (2007-09) have on U.S. economic performance?

What impact did monetary policy actions taken during the Great Recession (2007-09) have on U.S. economic performance? Quantitative easing and unconventional policy actions such as asset purchases and ...
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What would happen to the economy if the Fed's discount window completely stopped?

I'm curious what would happen the the US economy (and perhaps others) if the overnight lending capability of the Fed ceased operation for some reason (perhaps a cyber attack) for a non-trivial period ...
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How do reserves move between the 12 federal reserve banks?

In single central banks systems (e.g. Bank of England) then the final ledger for electronic money transfer is the adjustment of reserve account balances. In the Federal Reserve System, there are 12 ...
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Is the Federal Reserve even necessary? [closed]

A friend of mine told me that the Federal Reserve bank is the most evil thing in the world. Things like we can't print our own money and how this debt based fiat currency will destroy everything. ...
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Federal Reserve vs National Bank [closed]

The US had a national bank during the first few decades after its birth before it was abolished. Today, we have the Federal Reserve. What are the differences between the Federal Reserve and a ...
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What is the impact on the money supply of a reduction in the required reserve ratio? [closed]

In April 2011, the money supply was estimated to be 52 million hurls. At the same time, bank reserves were 6.24 million hurls and the reserve requirement was 12 percent. The banking industry, being “...

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