Interest Rates Rise Again: Federal Reserve September Press Conference Activity
Have you ever wondered how slowing down the economy leads to lower prices? Let's take a look at this sometimes painful process.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a press conference Wednesday in which he announced the Federal Reserve would once again be raising interest rates another 0.75%. Check out this newly created activity that covers the recent history of interest rates, how they impact consumers, what we should be looking for as signs of when interest rates can start to come down, and more!
Approximately every six weeks, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve meets. One of the policies at their disposal is the setting of short-term interest rates. Given the current economic conditions, the gravity of these meetings have increased significantly. The Fed Chair Jerome Powell meets with the press at the conclusion of the FOMC meetings to answer questions.
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