CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Assume the neutral rate of interest is considered to be 4.5% at the moment. The current interest rate is 6%. The central bank decides to lower the interest rate to 5.5%. The central bank's current monetary policy is ______.
A. contractionary
B. expansionary
C. cannot determine
Explanation: The policy is still contractionary, although the central bank is going to lower the interest rate. If the policy rate is higher than the neutral rate, then the policy is contractionary; if it is lower, then it is expansionary.

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tijean25 Whatever
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KrzysztofW You made my day tijean25
will080912 Interes rate> neutral rate >>> contractionary
Interest rate< neutral rate >>> expansionary
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