Negative Rates: An Option in the Fed's Playbook?

Negative rates are touted to raise bank lending that bolsters consumer spending, which boosts economic activity. To critics, they are a damaging tax.

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Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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