Is The Fed Finished Raising Rates?

Steidtmann, Carl
July 2005
Convenience Store News;7/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p62
Trade Publication
The article presents five reasons for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to not raise the interest rates. The primary objective of Federal Reserve Policy is price stability. Since the American dollar has stabilized and actually risen against the yen and more vigorously against the Euro. The trade deficit is beginning to show signs of improvement. A rising dollar reduces the cost of imports and puts pressure on domestic producers to hold the line on prices. While the Federal Reserve Board has been quite aggressive in pushing up short-term interest rates, long rates have actually come down.


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