Why Does the Fed Need to Cut Rates?

Pressure on the Fed has been mounting to cut interest rates. Why does the central bank need to loosen monetary policy and will it help the economy?

About the Author

Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions.

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