Comparison Of The Federal Reserve System And Operation Twist

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The Federal Reserve System, Legislative Branch, and the Executive Branch are the bodies of the government that implement national fiscal policies that can potentially affect the housing market. National fiscal policies cause many changes in the housing market, both positively and negatively. Through Quantitative Easing, the Federal Reserve System has been able to stimulate the economy by bringing in $1.5 trillion of liquidity. “Operation Twist” is a process done by the Federal Reserve System where they buy and sell short-term and long-term bonds in attempt to either raise or lower long-term interest rates. When the mortgage rates are affected so are housing starts and housing prices. Prices of homes may drop when the interest rate is decreased
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