Thursday , 24 September 2020


Tag Archives: Helicopter Money

The Federal Reserve Literally Makes Money – Here’s How

The Federal Reserve has vowed to provide up to US$2.3 trillion in lending to support households, employers, financial markets and state and local governments struggling as a result of COVID-19 and corresponding stay-at-home orders...[but] very little of the Fed’s money actually comes from taxpayers or sales of government bonds. Most of it, in fact, emerges right out of thin air.

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“Helicopter” Money & Negative Interest Rates Are On the Horizon

As the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, central banks have been quick to act in slashing interest rates. However, with rates already sitting at historic lows before the crisis, it is possible that banks may be forced to employ more unconventional and controversial techniques to try and calm the economy as time goes on.

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