Fed funds: The leader of the interest-rate pack

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Here’s how the Federal Reserve Board’s changes to the federal funds rate have been reflected in other key interest rates over the past 10 years. Some rates closely match the federal funds rate: The prime rate, for example, is a mirror image. Other rates lag behind the federal fund moves or just meander in the same general direction.

Key interest rates
Aug. 28, 1996 through Jan. 31, 2007
                                                      — Updated: Jan. 31, 2007