When FOMC minutes suggested the Federal Reserve might not employ yield curve control, the markets reacted angrily.

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On today’s edition of The Breakdown’s Long Reads Sunday, our selections have to do with one of the hottest topics in central banking: yield curve control. 

What Is Yield Curve Control?
The first piece is from the St. Louis Federal Reserve and is a primer on YCC, including past U.S. implementations as well as versions from Japan and Australia. 

Market Jitters Show How Much Fed Medicine Matters
Our second piece is an op-ed about how dramatically markets reacted to this small detail from the Federal Open Market Committee minutes, and what it suggests for their desires involving YCC.

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