The weeks prior to the May 10, 2006, FOMC meeting were unusually active ones in the federal funds
futures and options markets.
The Federal Open Market Committee decided on November 1, 2005, to raise its target for the federal funds
rate 25 basis points, to 4 percent.
Of course, to ensure that the "real" federal funds
rate rises, the FOMC must raise the federal funds
rate by more than the increase in inflation.
During the 1980s and 1990s, attacks on Title X and legalized abortion riled pro-choice liberals and family planning organizations supported in part by decreasing federal funds
. Over the years, these groups have become a considerable political force.
Previous research has shown the federal funds
futures market to be a relatively good forecaster of changes in the fed funds rate on average.
Who will keep my church, or any other, from slipping federal funds
from one pocket to another?
Prior to 1994, for example, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) used an operating procedure that targeted borrowed reserves and yielded a federal funds
rate objective that was difficult to elucidate even well after the fact (Cook, 1989).
WASHINGTON, March 21 (KUNA) -- The US Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to raise the target range for the federal funds
rate to 1.5 to 1.75.
Although monetary policy has focused on setting an appropriate level for the federal funds
rate since well before the financial crisis, the mechanics since the crisis have changed.
Figure 1 graphs the evolution of the nominal effective federal funds
rate, inflation, and a survey measure of long-term inflation expectations.
In support of a 2015 federal measure that lifted a longstanding ban on using federal funds
for syringe services programs, the U.S.