Sunday, March 15, 2020

Federal Reserve responds to President Trump, slashes rates to zero, restarts QE

FED Chairman Jerome Powell

Looks like FED Chairman Jerome Powell wanted to keep his job!  This move should further calm the markets in the days to come.
AOL News reports the Federal Reserve made an emergency announcement Sunday afternoon by announcing that it would be cutting interest rates to zero for the first time since the financial crisis.

The central bank said it will use its “full range of tools” to battle the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and announced quantitative easing in the form of at least $700 billion of asset purchases. It also encouraged banks to provide credit to the economy by eliminating reserve requirements and allowing the financial firms to tap into capital and liquidity buffers.

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