Journal Article

Federal Reserve: The Fed, the Stock Market, and the "Greenspan Put"

Abstract: Market commentors noticed a pattern during Alan Greenspan's tenure as Fed chair from 1987 to 2006. The Fed, it appeared to some, had developed a policy of bailing out stock investors by injecting liquidity into the economy amid large stock market declines. This perceived tendency came to be called the "Greenspan put."

Keywords: Alan Greenspan; "Greenspan Put"; liquidity; monetary policy;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Econ Focus

Publication Date: 2023

Issue: 1Q

Pages: 10-13