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ACCUMULATION: The process of acquiring an item and adding that item to others previously acquired. In an economic context this most often refers to the accumulation of capital, as in the phrase "capital accumulation." However, it is also used in the context of consumer durable goods, financial assets, money, wealth, and a host of other "stock" variables. When applied to capital, the process of accumulation occurs through investment.

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Lesson 20: Federal Reserve System | Unit 4: Monetary Policy Page: 14 of 20

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Open market operations are the most important tool of monetary policy.
  • The Federal government budget deficit is financed by issuing or selling U.S. Treasury Securities, which are traded through the open market.
  • Banks, corporations, government agencies, pension funds and regular people are the buyers and sellers in this 'open market' for Treasury Securities.
  • Treasury Securities are low risk investments.

Two major players in the open market:

  • Commercial Banks: They use secure investments to ensure bank stability.
  • Federal Reserve: They buy and sell treasury securities with the expressed goal of manipulating bank reserves and the money supply.

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INTERCEPT, INVESTMENT LINE

The intercept of the investment line indicates autonomous investment, investment that does not depend on the level of income or production. This can be thought of as investment that the business sector undertakes regardless of the state of the economy. Autonomous investment is affected by the investment expenditures determinants, which cause a change in the intercept and a shift of the investment line.

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