the Fed


US, informal
: the group of officials (the Federal Reserve Board) who control the U.S. government's central banking system (the Federal Reserve System).
The Fed has decided to cut interest rates.

Examples of the Fed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Easing inflation could allow the Fed to finally start cutting interest rates, bringing a little relief to millions of people who carry debt, whether in credit cards or home loans. Rafael Nam, NPR, 16 May 2024 Wednesday’s report of moderating price increases may provide a dose of reassurance that inflation could be resuming its slowdown toward the Fed’s target. Christopher Rugaber, Fortune, 15 May 2024 Core prices, which strip out volatile food and energy items and are watched more closely by the Fed, increased 0.3% after three straight 0.4% bumps. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 15 May 2024 For now, the Fed has all but abandoned its previous forecast of three quarter-point rate cuts this year. Max Zahn, ABC News, 15 May 2024 At that point, the Fed will turn attention away from inflation and toward economic stimulus, and rates will fall. Christopher Decker, The Conversation, 15 May 2024 Advertisement But the Fed’s same policy has paralyzed housing, an important segment of the economy, and sabotaged efforts to bring down overall inflation faster. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Inflation has so far remained higher for longer than the Fed and economists had hoped for. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 3 May 2024 Some analysts stressed that one report does not in itself represent a trend, and that the Fed would need to see further evidence that inflation is under control before reducing borrowing costs. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 3 May 2024

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“The Fed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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