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Keeping Track of
the Financial Crisis
James Bullard speaks on the origins of the financial crisis:
|»||"What Challenges Do We Face for Regulatory Reform?" June 15, 2009. Video | Transcript|
|»||"Did the Fed Leave Interest Rates Too Low for Too Long?" June 11, 2009. Video | Transcript|
|»||"What Happened?" June 9, 2009. Video | Transcript|
Frequently Asked Questions about the Financial Crisis
The financial crisis has interfered with the Fed's ability to operate a conventional monetary policy. Lender-of-last-resort measures have been a primary focus. The FOMC has reduced its target for t...
Monetary policy remains potent. Even with the fed funds rate at zero, the Fed can continue to influence financial markets and the economy through open market operations and various lending programs...
The Financial Accounting Standards Board issues three final Staff Positions intended to provide additional application guidance and enhance disclosures regarding fair value measurements and impairments of securities.
The Congressional Oversight Panel releases its monthly report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This report, entitled "Assessing Treasury's Strategy: Six Months of TARP," provides information about expenditures and commitments to date of TARP funds, evaluates the Treasury Department's strategy for improving the condition and functioning of financial institutions and markets, and discusses potential policy alternatives.