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Money and Financial Markets

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The Federal Open Market Committee’s August 13 statement indicated that the balance of risks for the economy tilted toward economic weakness, a change from its previous statement that economic weakness and inflation were evenly balanced. How do the financial markets view the current balance of risks? Put another way, do market participants see a 1.75% federal funds rate or an M2 growth rate of more than 5% as a sign of inflation?


Suggested citation: "Money and Financial Markets," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 02-09, pp. 05-07, 09.01.2002.

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