Has the Fed Eased?

(re-posted with chart shrunk and link added)

I wasn’t too impressed with folks who said that the Fed had, in fact, eased without an announcement.  But then I looked at this chart (courtesy of Fred):


Wow, that looks like an easing to me.  The lack of an announcement by the Fed suggests that they view this a temporary.  They don’t want to announce an easing today, then a rate hike next week.  Fair enough.  But it sure looks like an easing of monetary policy to me.

(This sounds like a contradiction of my earlier post about the discount rate cut.  Can blame you for thinking that I was wrong a few minutes ago.)