Monday, January 25, 2016
Many people have a misperception of what potential output really is.
Do you know the difference between nominal and real interest rates? If you're not sure, then it's time to "get real" about interest rates. In this episode of The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, you will learn how inflation influences the real return on your deposits, how it impacts borrowers and lenders differently, and why price stability—a responsibility of the Federal Reserve System—is important.
Feducation is a video series designed to provide a brief overview of timely economics and personal finance topics, such as Fed monetary policy tools, credit scores, and more.
Monday, May 05, 2014
The markets currently seem to expect the Fed to continue reducing the pace of its bond purchases and engage in further tightening of monetary policy. However, persistently low inflation could cause a different course of action.more
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data are among the most important economic data available for measuring economic growth, but measuring the output of a large, dynamic economy is a complex task. In this Economic Lowdown podcast, hear what GDP measures, how it is calculated, how it is useful in determining whether and how quickly the economy is growing, and how GDP can be used as indicator of standard of living.
The first video in the Tools for Enhancing the Stock Market Game™: Invest it Forward™ video series is "Understanding Capital Markets." This video defines stocks and bonds and provides an explanation of what capital markets are and how they work.
In the sixth episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, economic education specialist Scott Wolla explains the circular flow model. Viewers will learn how households and businesses interact in the market for resources and in the market for goods and services, and see how money keeps the whole process moving.
The fifth episode of the Economic Lowdown Podcast Series covers the basics of unemployment—how it is defined, how it is measured, and how it is categorized into three types. A "gameshow" quiz winds up the nine-minute lesson.