We knew there was a possibility the Fed would decide to cut rates during its two-day meeting, and this afternoon it announced a one-half percentage point rate cut. That brings short-term rates down to three percent, insinuating that right now the Fed is more worried about an economic slowdown than rising inflation. The WSJ added that the action is "capping an unprecedented eight-day period in which officials slashed rates massively to ward off recession risks."
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