Quantitative easing

Definition:

A monetary policy in which the central bank engages in open market transactions aimed at increasing money supply in the economy. Easing could also involve direct money creation (printing).

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Regulation U

Federal Reserve Board limit on how much credit a bank can allow a customer for the purchase and carrying of margin securities.

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