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The complete idiot's guide to the Federal Reserve

Author: Preston Martin
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A fascinating who's who of the Federal Reserve's major players; priceless pointers for understanding the secret language of money; valuable tips on deciphering the Fed's findings when planning your finances.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preston Martin
ISBN: 0028643232 9780028643236
OCLC Number: 51760633
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Creating the money machine. Why care about the Fed? Your money and the Fed's role ; Cycling through time : learn how economic cycles impact your money ; How we got the Federal Reserve : step back in time to see how the Fed got started --
pt. 2. The money machine's top dogs. Peek inside the FOMC : go behind the scenes of the Federal Open Market Committee ; Leading stars of the Fed : meet the Fed chairmen who made the Fed what it is today ; The other guys at the Fed : discover other key players at the Fed --
pt. 3. The money machine's hidden powers. The New York Fed: the power behind the throne : learn about open market operations and other key roles unique to the New York Fed ; Your bank's bank : find out where your bank gets its banking services ; Going behind the scenes : meet the Fed staff and learn how it's organized ; Fedspeak : the secret language of money : learn how to read the clues in the Fed's mysterious messages --
pt. 4. The money machine's key responsibilities. Getting down to regulations : find out about all the rules and regulations controlled by the Fed ; Lender of last resort : learn more about the Fed's role as lender in bank crisis situations ; Moving the markets : discover why when Alan Greenspan speaks markets listen ; The Fed's new roles : explore the Fed's new roles in the era of bank modernization ; Playing the numbers game : learn how the Fed makes use of its economic data collection --
pt. 5. Sharing money power. Politics as usual : how the rest of Washington beats up on the Fed ; Going international : key players in the international banking community ; The regulators: other Washington money powers : meet the other key Washington money decision-makers --
pt. 6. The money machine comes home. Developing our communities : find out how money flows into your community for economic development ; Protecting consumers : explore consumer protection laws managed by the Fed ; Are we saving enough? : find out if you are saving enough and how to protect the privacy of your assets --
pt. 7. The money machine's future. The world of tomorrow : exploring the key issues facing the Fed in the future ; You, too, can work at the Fed : find out if you want to work at the Fed ; Can you advise the Fed? : learn how you can become involved in Fed decision-making.
Other Titles: Complete idiot's guide
Federal Reserve
Responsibility: by Preston Martin and Lita Epstein.

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A fascinating who's who of the Federal Reserve's major players; priceless pointers for understanding the secret language of money; valuable tips on deciphering the Fed's findings when planning your finances.

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