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Economic Commentary

Federal Funds Rate Volatility

The federal funds rate was unusually volatile for several months starting in late December 1990. Day-to-day changes over this period were far greater than in previous years, although the difference seems to have disappeared recently (figure 1A).

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Suggested Citation

Dumitru, Diana, and Edward Stevens. 1991. “Federal Funds Rate Volatility.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 8/15/1991.

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