Fed Says No To Banks

The Federal Reserve refuses to raise the credit rate for three banks.
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May 26, 2010 - PRLog -- Last month, three Federal Reserve banks sought to increase the discount rate for emergency loans. The three banks, Dallas, Kansas City and St. Louis aimed to bump the credit rate 0.25 percent to a total of 1 percent in an attempt to regulate the differential between them and the federal funds point of reference.

The Fed disagrees that the rate should be allowed to return to is pre-crisis spread of 1 percent. Many believe that the Fed’s uncertainty comes from the current global financial turmoil.  With the euro at a four-year low, many investors are nervous in regards to the debt in Europe.

Still, U.S. recession recovery has been faster and more solid than many predicted. Unemployment has been steadily decreasing and consumer confident raising over the first two quarters of the year. Even such, the U.S. has extensive ground to cover and the Fed maintains adherence to the ultra-easy policy.

The minutes read, “In light of persistent downside risks and the continued outlook for a gradual recovery, and with inflation moderate and inflation expectations stable, most directors concluded that the current accommodative stance of monetary policy should be maintained."

European risk have encouraged many economists to re-think their financial forecast citing an anticipated rekindled credit crunch, effecting the U.S.

It was just in mid-February, that the Fed elevated the discount rate to 0.75 percent, an attempt  to bring policy closer to normal after the financial crisis.

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