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Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
Textbook Problem

If the federal funds rate is 6 percent and the discount rate is 5.1 percent, to whom will a bank be more likely to go for a loan, another bank or the Fed? Explain your answer.

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The discount rate and the federal funds rate.

Explanation

In the given situation, though the federal funds rate is 0.9 percent higher than the discount rate, the bank will probably borrow from another bank. It is known that the interest rate charged by one bank on another bank when it lends money to the latter is known as the federal funds rate. The interest rate charged by the Fed on other banks that borrows money from Fed is known as the discount rate. Banks know that Fed is their lender of last resort and they will approach Fed only if they have no other options...

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