Interest Rate Policy

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  1. How were nominal interest rates in the economy set before the Federal Reserve?

    Learn more about how nominal interest rates are determined, how the Federal Reserve targets them, and how they acted prior ...
  2. What is the difference between real and nominal interest rates?

    Learn what nominal interest rates and real interest rates are, how real interest rate takes into account the inflation rate, ...
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