What does the Federal Reserve mean when it talks about tapering?

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates to zero on March 15, 2020 and restarted its large-scale asset purchases (more commonly known as quantitative easing, or QE). From June 2020 to October 2021, the Fed bought $80 billion of Treasury securities and $40 billion of … Continue reading What does the Federal Reserve mean when it talks about tapering?