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Items Tagged with 'Quantitative easing'


QE3 ends, how long until interest rates rise?

Hensarling: "The end of QE is good news"
Brena Swanson
The market expected the announcement of the end of quantitative easing Wednesday, putting an end to a more than two-year-old asset purchase program. Now the market is left to adjust for where the next step could potentially be.
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FOMC: Tapering is officially over

Economy expands at moderate pace
Brena Swanson
It’s over. The Federal Open Market Committee officially decided to conclude its two-year-old asset purchase program this month due to the substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market and strength in the broader economy. The Zero Interest Rate Policy, on the other hand, remains in full effect.
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Greenspan: End of tapering will cause market turmoil

Will the Fed end QE?
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes are just minutes away from being revealed, potentially announcing the end to Quantitative Easing. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he doesn’t think the Fed can unwind years of extraordinary stimulus without causing turmoil in financial markets.
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Dick Bove: "Mortgage crisis by winter"

Who will fill in the financial vacuum?
Brena Swanson
The end of 2014 does not look good, according to banking analyst Dick Bove. "A toxic brew is bubbling in the housing market that will lead to a mortgage crisis by winter," Bove cautioned.
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Schumer: I’m going to encourage Yellen to be careful with interest rates

Democratic Senator wants to know when taper will end
Ben Lane
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is set to testify before the Senate committee on Tuesday and Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told MarketWatch what he plans to ask Yellen when she’s in the hot seat.
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FOMC considers ending taper in October

Members debate one final larger reduction
Brena Swanson
Veering away from its standard $10 billion a month reduction, the Federal Open Market Committee is considering one final reduction in bond purchases, meaning tapering would end in October.
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Bank of America finds the housing recovery hard to believe

Analysts say mortgage numbers are awful
Jacob Gaffney
The housing recovery may not continue, they indicate, if the Federal Reserve continues to pull back on its purchase of mortgage-backed securities and decides to raise rates sooner-than-later.
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Fed votes to continue taper, lowers growth expectations

Drops forward guidance, adopts hazier qualitative guidance
Trey Garrison and Brena Swanson
In a near unanimous vote, the Federal Open Market Committee of the central bank elected to continue the taper program of quantitative easing started at the end of 2013 under the former Fed Chair.
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Fed taper continues, acquisition cuts go deeper

FOMC pulls back another $10 billion in monthy purchases
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes reveal the Federal Reserve will continue to taper monthly asset purchases, reducing its acquisitions by another $10 billion per month.
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Ben Bernanke begins his final FOMC meeting

Market awaits news of further tapering
HousingWire Staff
Stocks are mostly up and projected to break a five-session skid as investors await the outcome of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s last Federal Open Market Committee meeting.
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