From your readings this week, you recognize the role of the Federal Reserve and its impact on monetary policy and interest rates, influence on the stability of the U.S. financial system, and its role in establishing monetary policy and fiscal policy for the U.S. economy. In addition, actions and decisions made by the Fed and the Board of Governors impact the overall global economy, especially with respect to market interest rates, inflation, and economic activity.
Provide a brief analysis essay (400 words) on your topic, and cross-reference using the textbook and one additional primary reference source. Briefly introduce the character and focus the bulk of your essay on describing the topic’s impact on one or more key stakeholders. Stakeholders include individual investors, investment firms, global businesses and trade, and U.S. corporations. Use qualitative and/or quantitative data to provide support for your essay. Identify your reference sources.