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United States Fed Funds Rate

The Fed left the target range for its federal funds rate unchanged at 0-0.25% and bond-buying at the current $120 billion monthly pace during the July 2021 meeting. But the central bank offered some hints that asset purchases could start being reduced soon. Officials said the economy has made progress toward employment and inflation goals, and that the Committee will continue to assess progress in coming meetings. Interest Rate in the United States averaged 5.50 percent from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in March of 1980 and a record low of 0.25 percent in December of 2008. In the United States, the authority to set interest rates is divided between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Board) and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The Board decides on changes in discount rates after recommendations submitted by one or more of the regional Federal Reserve Banks. The FOMC decides on open market operations, including the desired levels of central bank money or the desired federal funds market rate. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Fed Funds Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

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