Federal Reserve pumps $600bn into economy

28 July, 2011


The US Federal Reserve has announced an extra $600bn of Quantitative Easing to boost the ailing American economy.

The amount was slightly more than most analysts had expected, but represents a middle-of-the-road approach, which had already been priced into the US Dollar exchange rate.

US Dollar rates are still around their best since February, but there has been no sudden movement in exchange rates which could have been expected if the figure was much higher.

Anybody needing to send money to the USA might like to consider fixing a rate now on the back of current US Dollar weakness.