December 4, 2021
As the economy recovers, slowing the rate of purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities by the Federal Reserve presents challenges.
April 26, 2021
Eric Rosengren, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, discusses his perspective on the most immediate financial stability issues that the COVID crisis revealed and ways to address them. He shares his reasons for being optimistic about economic growth in the near term as well as potential areas of concern over the longer term.
December 15, 2020
The Fed’s new framework for inflation and employment imply letting the economy run "hot" in ways that could benefit low-income and minority communities.
March 15, 2020
The Fed cut interest rates and announced plans to lend $1.5 trillion to banks and financial institutions and purchase $37 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities.
September 17, 2019
The Fed does not have much room to stimulate the economy with traditional tools if the economy were to slip into recession. A negative rate would give it more ammunition.
July 30, 2019
The federal funds rate remains below where it would normally be, given current economic conditions. But there is significant uncertainty in the assessment.