Federal Rate Cut felt Globally

How do you think that the USA will react over the Federal Reserve cutting the rates by 0.5 percent to its all time lowest level of 1.5 percent in over four years. This drop is an attempt to try and improve the lending that keeps the U.S. economy moving forward.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other banks cut their prime rate by half a point to 4.5 percent, also the lowest in more than four years, after the Fed announced its decision early Wednesday.

For millions of Americans, the Fed’s cut means borrowing money becomes less expensive. Home equity loans, credit cards and other floating-rate loans all fluctuate depending on what the Fed does.

Following in step with USA, Central banks in England, China, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland and the European Central Bank, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan also cut rates.

Today, the market (Wall Street) closed at its’ lowest since 2003 even though the Fed cut rates on Wednesday. Globally people are hoping for an upward change in the markets on Friday.


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