leon.hu
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Finance Experiment and Research

Postby leon.hu » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:42 pm

My experiment title is "The Effect of the Federal Interest Rates on the Value of Stocks, Government Bonds, and American Currency". Does anyone have any good websites and/or books to help me with my research and data collection? Any other help will be generously accepted! (Good thing I didn't procrastinate on this one...) :lol:
Thanks!

Leon

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Postby vick_panwar » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:59 am

This is an interesting topic.

You might consider breaking down your topic into separate smallet topics at first to gain better understanding of how the federal reserver regulates the interest rates and the currency.

Here is a link I found on the topic -
http://www.invest-faq.com/articles/regu ... serve.html

It also contains a recommendation for a book by William Greider titled "Secrets of the temple: How the Federal Reserve runs the country".
You can read the comments by following the link.

Later, you would want to gain better understading of the stock market and how it works. There is plenty of information on this topic on the web.

Finally putting it all together and coming to you topic to research. Here are a few links that talk about stock market fluctuation with respect to the changes in interest rate.

http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/132.asp
http://stocks.about.com/od/evaluatingst ... 110904.htm

Good luck.

leon.hu
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Thanks!

Postby leon.hu » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:14 pm

Thank you so much! Those links were awesome! But is there a way to actually get the historical Federal Interest Rates?
Thanks!



Leon

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Postby tdaly » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:19 pm

The historical federal interest rates are often available in textbooks (e.g. American Pageant). Talk to your history teacher; s/he can probably be of great help to you.
All the best,
Terik

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Postby leon.hu » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:43 am

I think I will take out the American Currency part of the project because it doesn't always depend on the federal interest rates. Should I use the federal discount rates for my project? Is there an online source of historical federal interest rates? :roll:
Thanks!



Leon

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Postby leon.hu » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:57 am

And...should I use discount federal rates or federal funds rates for my project? 8)
Thanks!



Leon

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