Loose vs Tight Monetary Policy - Explained
What is Loose and Tight Monetary Policy?
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What is Loose Monetary Policy?
Loose monetary policy aims to stimulate an economy by lowering interest rates.
What is Tight Monetary Policy?
Tight monetary policy aims to slow down an overheated economy by increasing interest rates.
Factors of Monetary Policy
The federal funds rate is used as a base rate throughout global economies. It refers to the rate at which banks lend to each other. An increase in the federal funds rate is followed by increases in the borrowing rates throughout the economy.
Rate increases make borrowing less attractive as interest payments increase. It affects all types of borrowing including personal loans, mortgages, and interest rates on credit cards. An increase in rates also makes saving more attractive, as savings rates also increase in an environment with a tightening policy.
The Fed may also raise reserve requirements for member banks, in a bid to shrink the money supply or perform open-market operations, by selling assets like U.S. Treasuries, to large investors. This large number of sales lowers the market price of such assets and increases their yields, making it more economical for savers and bondholders.
- Legal Tender
- Gresham's Law
- Double Coincidence of Wants
- Functions of Money
- Medium of Exchange
- Unit of Account
- Store of Value
- Time Value of Money
- Standard of Deferred Payment
- Liquidity Preference Theory
- National Savings and Investment Identity
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- Commodity Money
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- M1 and M2 Money Supply
- Monetary Base
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- How Do Banks Create Money?
- Financial Intermediary
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- Money Multiplier Formula
- Velocity of Money
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- Quantity Equation of Money
- McCallum Rule
- Neutrality of Money
- Real Bills Theory
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- Taylor Rule
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- Central Banks Carry Out Monetary Policy
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- Monetary Policy
- Contractionary and Expansionary Monetary Policy
- Loose vs Tight Monetary Policy
- Easy Monetary Policy
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- Dove & Hawk (Monetary Policy) - Explained
- Tight Monetary Policy - Explained
- Stabilization Policy
- Pushing on a String
- The Effect of Monetary Policy on Interest Rates
- Federal Funds Rate
- Gibson Paradox
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- Equation of Exchange (Economics)
- The Effect of Monetary Policy on Aggregate Demand
- Quantitative Easing
- Reserve Currency
- What are Excess Reserves?
- Unpredictable Movements of Velocity
- Central Banks - Unemployment and Inflation
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- Fisher Effect
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- Quantity Theory of Money
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- European Capital Market Institute