Investor Glossary-federal open market committeeInvestor Glossary-federal open market committeeInvestor Glossary-federal open market committeeInvestor Glossary-federal open market committeeInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Federal Open Market Committee

The HTML to link to this page
 

The Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, is an arm of the Federal Reserve System, the US central bank. The Fed has three main monetary policy tools, one of which are open market operations. The Federal Open Market Committee sets the short-term objectives of these open market operations. The Federal Open Market Committee can aim for either a desired level of reserves or a target federal funds rate. This objective is achieved through the sale and purchase of US Treasuries and Federal agency securities. The Federal Open Market Committee meets eight times per year. Each Federal Open Market Committee meeting is concluded with the publication of a press release. Later the meeting minutes for the most recent Federal Open Market Committee are published. The Federal Open Market Committee has twelve members.



Rate this Federal Open Market Committee definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: in escrow, balance sheet, current ratio, implied volatility, ex-dividend, APR, open position, reverse mortgage, deferred revenue, real GDP, wholly-owned subsidiary, inflation, Zero Cost Collar, Key Rate Duration, average price per share, VIX, limit order, labor relations, command economy, quality assurance, LIBOR, debt service coverage, FTSE, phantom income, 1031 exchange, ex-dividend date, per diem, stock split, stock market close, minority interest, cancelled check, covered put, dividends payable, 1035 exchange, class C shares, diluted share, required rate of return, margin rate, retained earnings, EBITDA, FICO score, 144a, deferred tax, risk management, option premium, annual return, 401a, irrevocable trust, liquidity ratio


Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2014 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use