Informing the public about the Federal Reserve
Money, Interest Rates, and Monetary Policy
- Why are interest rates being kept at a low level?
- What are the Federal Reserve's large-scale asset purchases?
- How will the Federal Reserve ensure that the size of its balance sheet won’t lead to excessive inflation?
- Why do the U.S. economic recovery and labor market require ongoing monetary policy support through the purchase of longer-term Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities?
- How does forward guidance about the Federal Reserve's target for the federal funds rate support the economic recovery?
- How do the Federal Reserve's balance sheet measures since the financial crisis relate to the borrowing decisions of the federal government?
Last update: January 4, 2013