Interest Rates Fall, and the Dollar Follows

By Staff Editor | October 13, 2017

Everyone wants the Fed to take action to get the economy back on track, but now it’s starting to look like measures taken to help one area can do damage in another, complicating matters further.

This week the Fed slashed interest rates, a move intended to stimulate growth in the local economy. But the move also makes dollar denominated investments less attractive to foreigners, driving their money out of the country and forcing the dollar down against most other currencies.

Times are stormy now, and we may not see interest and exchange rates stable again for some while.

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