Fed's Interest Rate Policy May Alter Financial Futures of Americans Says Moneyrates Analyst

Next week's Federal Reserve meeting should provide clarity on a significant change to its interest rate policy that could affect financial futures of Americans.
By Linda Vergon
Our articles, research studies, tools, and reviews maintain strict editorial integrity; however, we may be compensated when you click on or are approved for offers from our partners.

The decision to loosen the reins on inflation could have deep impact on finances and retirement

Foster City, CA - Sept 11, 2020 - Next week's Federal Reserve meeting should provide clarity on a significant change to its interest rate policy. According to MoneyRates.com, a recent revision to a longstanding policy could impact the savings, retirement accounts, credit cards and personal loans of the average person in America.

In its preview of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, the trusted personal finance resource explores how rate policy decisions will likely be implemented. Richard Barrington, MoneyRates' senior financial analyst, then explains how the Fed's more tolerant approach to inflation would be felt by consumers.

The preview discusses the new fed interest rate policy and that…

  • …recent FOMC revisions allow more wiggle room to let inflation rise periodically.
  • …Fed rate hikes are less likely given that inflation sat below 2% for about a dozen years and that the Fed's new policy will allow inflation to run above 2% to make up for it.
  • …tolerating higher inflation rates may be a back-door way to implement a controversial policy: negative interest rates.
  • …borrowing will be favored at the expense of saving.
  • ...the average savings account rate could lose more ground to inflation.
  • …lower interest rates could mean lower returns on investments, making a challenging environment for retirees. (Investors may need more money to retire.)
  • …if the new Fed policy encourages more speculation, the stock market may become an even scarier place.

See the full article here: Fed Meeting Preview: Loosening the Reins on Inflation.

Barrington is available for interviews and can comment on how outcomes from the upcoming Fed meeting could impact savers and investors.

About MoneyRates.com

MoneyRates.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: QNST), a pioneer in delivering online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers with the information and tools they need to research, find and select the products and brands that meet their needs. MoneyRates.com is a member of the company's expert research and publishing division.

Since 1998, MoneyRates.com has served as a personal finance resource designed to help readers make the most of their money. In addition to a variety of financial calculators, MoneyRates.com researches and tracks CD, savings, and money market rates offered from over 400 financial institutions across the country to offer expert advice on banking, investing and retirement planning.

Twitter: @MoneyRates

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoneyRatesdotcom

Media Contact

Charlene Arsenault
Public Relations Assistant

Give Us Feedback - Did You Enjoy This Article? Feel Free to Leave Your Comment Here.