TeachMeFinance.com - explain Monetary policy
monetary policy -- The strategy of influencing movements of the money supply and interest rates to affect output and inflation . An "easy" monetary policy suggests faster growth of the money
supply and initially lower short-term interest rates in an attempt to increase aggregate demand, but
it may lead to a higher rate of inflation. A "tight" monetary policy suggests slower growth of the money
supply and higher interest rates in the near term in an attempt to reduce inflationary pressure by
lowering aggregate demand. The Federal Reserve System conducts monetary policy in the United States.
Monetary policy -- Federal Reserve System actions to influence the availability and cost of money and credit as a means of helping to promote high employment, economic growth, price stability, and a sustainable pattern of international transactions.
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