Federal Reserve and Interest Rates Essay by The Research Group

Federal Reserve and Interest Rates
Analyzes capital market activity (employment, manufacturing, sales) leading up to the September 24, 1996, decision to not raise rates.
# 12488 | 1,125 words | 8 sources | 1997 | US


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"THE 24 SEPTEMBER 1996 FEDERAL RESERVE DECISION ON INTEREST RATES: AN ANALYSIS OF CAPITAL MARKET ACTIVITY

Introduction
The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve, meeting on 24 September 1996, voted to hold interest rates steady ("The Fed" 21). This research analyzes some of the activity of the capital market in the United States, with an emphasis on the influence on this activity of employment, manufacturing, and retail sales indicators in the three-week period prior to the meeting on 24 September 1996.

Employment
The official insured unemployment rate in the United States for August 1996 was 5.1 percent, down from 5.4 percent in July 1996 (?Economic Indicators,? 21 September, 104; ?Economic ..."

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