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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Economic Indicators by Mark R. Rogers

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Chapter 21. More Fed Reports and Quantitative Easing

In This Chapter

  • Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

  • Discount rate meeting minutes

  • Quantitative easing and the Fed’s balance sheet

  • How money supply and bank reserves have gained in importance

We’ve covered the Fed’s reports that lead into, cover, and explain monetary policy decisions at each FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. But there are a few other reports that are important for Fed watchers and for those who want to see what impact these reports have on financial markets. And guess what? We finally talk more about quantitative easing!

Key Facts About the Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

While the president makes key appointments to the Fed, including picking the chairman, the ...

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