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Learn more about this monetary policy employed by central banks.
Monetary policy is a central bank’s actions that influence the country’s money supply and the overall economy.
The business cycle refers to the fluctuations in economic activity that an economy experiences over a period of time. It consists of expansions, or periods of economic growth, and contractions, or periods of economic decline.
The Depository Trust Company, founded in 1973 and based in New York City, is one of the world's largest securities depositories.
Financialization is an increase in the size and importance of a country's financial sector relative to its overall economy.
The Federal discount rate is the amount of interest a central bank charges private banks for short-term loans.
The term “open market operations” refers to a monetary policy tool in which central banks buy and sell bonds to regulate the money supply in the economy. The United States employs open market operations through the Federal Reserve Bank.
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