The Game Must Go On

This morning Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (the US central bank aka the Fed), delivered his semiannual report on monetary policy to Congress.  During the report, Bernanke said, “the possibility remains that the recent economic weakness may prove more persistent than expected, and that deflationary risks might reemerge, implying a need for additional policy support.”  … Continue reading The Game Must Go On

Where are the Fed’s Reserves?

The Federal Reserve System, more commonly known as the "Fed," is the central banking system in the United States.  As the term "central" implies, the Fed is the bank for other banks.  As such, it plays a very important role in maintaining the stability of our financial system.  Like other banks, the Fed basically uses a combination … Continue reading Where are the Fed’s Reserves?