quantitative easing


A process of increasing the money supply, typically only seen when interest rates have already been reduced to zero and when the government is still trying to stop a credit crunch situation. The first notable usage of quantitative easing was by the Bank of Japan in the early 2000s, and similar tactics were used again in 2008 by the Federal Reserve to deal with the United States credit crisis.

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The CEO of my company urged the President of the United States to ask the Chairman of the Federal Reserve to increase the money supply and improve the economy without raising interest rates through quantitative easing.

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Our business needed to begin some quantitative easing, which would help us out a lot over the next few weeks.

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You should try to use a quantitative easing strategy if you think that will make things easier for your business.

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