In the early 1960s, a new dance craze gripped the nation: The Twist. Youngsters stopped slow dancing and started “twisting the night away.” At the same time, the American economy was slow dancing too and The Twist sounded like just the thing to get the economy moving.
Flash-forward to 2011, the economy has slowed again and the Fed is out of new dance moves. This has given rise to new talk of “Operation Twist,” a strategy used in the 1960s to spark a similarly stalled economy. Find out what it is and how it affects you and your wallet.