Questions in context...



  • What is interest?
  • What is principal?
  • What limits a banks ability to make a loan?
  • What are bank reserve requirements?
  • What are a bank capital requirements?

Credit & Debt

The Economy

The Federal Reserve


The Treasury

  • What is the difference between publicly held debt and intergovernmental holdings?
  • How does the US borrow money?
  • How much government debt exists?
  • What is a treasury auction?
  • How is the interest rate determined for a treasury security?
  • What role does the federal reserve have with the Treasury?