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Analyzing the Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy

What are the functions of the 12 Federal Reserve banks, including their monetary policy actions?

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What are the functions of the 12 Federal Reserve banks, including their monetary policy actions?

The functions of the Federal Reserve banks that make up the Federal Reserve System are:

1) To formulate and implement monetary policy. The goal is to make sure that there is enough money and credit available with as little inflation as possible.

The major monetary policy actions of the Federal Reserve are:

a) Open market operations. Acting on the advice of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve banks will purchase and sell US government securities - when securities are bought, the reserves of money that ...

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This is a description of the functions of the US Federal Reserve System and its effect on monetary policy.

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