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    Fed fund rates / history from 2001-2005

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    Using the website for the St Louis Federal Reserve
    Look at the Federal reserve rate monthly data from 2001 to 2005
    What has happened to the interest rate from 2001 to 2005?
    Why has this occurred?
    Look at the consumer prices (personal consumption expenditures - less food and energy
    And gross domestic product ("1 decimal") figures from 2001-2005 as well and plot the data for all three variables on one graph
    Note : you may have to reconstruct the price data back to monthly on the graph data for all 3 variables
    Do you see any relationship between the federal funds rates, prices and GDP?

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    Fed funds rate from 2001- 2005:
    01/2001, 5.98
    02/2001, 5.49
    03/2001, 5.31
    04/2001, 4.80
    05/2001, 4.21
    06/2001, 3.97
    07/2001, 3.77
    08/2001, 3.65
    09/2001, 3.07
    10/2001, 2.49
    11/2001, 2.09
    12/2001, 1.82
    01/2002, 1.73
    02/2002, 1.74
    03/2002, 1.73
    04/2002, 1.75
    05/2002, 1.75
    06/2002, 1.75
    07/2002, 1.73
    08/2002, 1.74
    09/2002, 1.75
    10/2002, 1.75
    11/2002, 1.34
    12/2002, 1.24
    01/2003, 1.24
    02/2003, 1.26
    03/2003, 1.25
    04/2003, 1.26
    05/2003, 1.26
    06/2003, 1.22
    07/2003, 1.01
    08/2003, 1.03
    09/2003, 1.01
    10/2003, 1.01
    11/2003, 1.00
    12/2003, 0.98
    01/2004, 1.00
    02/2004, 1.01
    03/2004, ...

    Solution Summary

    Interest rate fluctuations and their relationship to consumer prices and GDP.

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