A Fedspeak dilemma: to “skip” or “pause” rates?
Jun 7, 2023
Episode 940

A Fedspeak dilemma: to “skip” or “pause” rates?

Reading the Fed's tea leaves.

Ahead of their upcoming monthly meeting, Federal Reserve officials have hinted at possibly holding interest rates steady. And they’ve been using a few terms to describe the move — a “skip,” a “pause” and a “hold.” One listener called in to ask: What’s the difference? We’ll get into it and answer more of your questions, like why monetary policy tools are so blunt and the possibility of a common currency for BRICS countries. Plus, why your favorite radio program asks for money.

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