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FIDUCIARY: Relating to confidence or trust of one person in another, especially has it applies to financial matters. For example, you might give a lawyer, broker, or agent might be given fiduciary authority to access your bank account, pay your taxes, or maintain your investments. Alternatively, corporate executive might have the fiduciary authority to enter into contracts, write checks, or otherwise operate as a financial agent for the corporation.

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS: The policy-making head of the Federal Reserve System. The Board is comprised of 7 members, each serving 14-year terms, with one term expiring every two years. This Board, when joined by five Federal Reserve District Bank presidents forms the Federal Open Market Committee. The Chairman of the Board of Governors is considered to be one of the, if not THE, most powerful individuals in the economy.

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FULL-RESERVE BANKING

A (hypothetical) method of banking in which banks keep 100 percent of their deposits in the form of bank reserves, meaning there are no deposits available for interest-paying loans. Full-reserve banking is one of two theoretical alternatives designed to help illustrate a contrast to the fractional-reserve banking actually practiced by modern banks. The other alternative is no-reserve banking. With full-reserve a bank essentially operates as a storage business, merely storing customer deposits until they are withdrawn.

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