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FOMC Interest Rates And Their Impact On The US Economy: Part 2

What effect do changes in interest rates have on the economy?

What part of the economy do changes in interest rates directly affect?

What are the primary drivers of economic growth and prosperity?


To me, interest rates and their future direction seems to be obsessively discussed and debated by many investors. So much so, that I often get the impression that many investors believe that interest rates coupled with Federal Reserve policy are the primary drivers of our economy. From my perspective, interest rates and Federal Reserve monetary policy are contributing factors to economic growth and stability. However, I would stop short of considering them of primary importance.

The Most Important Factors of Economic Strength