Futures Trading Terms Glossary

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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Federal Reserve System×

A central banking system in the United States, created by the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. It was designed to assist the nation in attaining its economic and financial goals. The structure of the Federal Reserve System includes a Board of Governors, the Federal Open Market Committee, and 12 Federal Reserve Banks.