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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with 'Quantitative easing'


Bank of America finds the housing recovery hard to believe

Analysts say mortgage numbers are awful
March 21, 2014
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
March 19, 2014
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
January 29, 2014
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
January 28, 2014
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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Fed officials stay cautious in shifting market

FOMC minutes reveal careful pace of bond purchases
January 8, 2014
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting paint a promising picture for America’s housing market even though members remain cautious heading into the future.
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Ben Bernanke reminds us he inherited this economic mess

Helicopter Ben's swansong speech modest, and rightly so
January 3, 2014
Outgoing Fed Chair Ben Bernanke gave a cautiously optimistic speech, patting himself on the back but not too hard and reminding everyone the downturn started before he took office in 2006. Symbolism abounded and promises of more easing was pleasing to markets.
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From HW Magazine

Blurred vision: The Fed readies the beginning of the end

With QE tapering off, what's next for mortgage markets?
January 1, 2014
Well, the time finally arrived. Mortgage industry analysts and housing finance experts are now talking about withdrawal — especially the Federal Reserve’s December decision to begin a $10 billion monthly taper, and eventually, from all things government. It’s the beginning of the end. And the taper came just in time for 2014, too.
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All I want this season, is an end to quantitative easing

A little Christmas humor for your holiday break
December 20, 2013
It's the Friday before Christmas, and it's likely your team is winding down for the holidays. Here's a little financial humor to jump start your weekend.
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Consenus: MBS tapering unlikely in 2013

Market remains too fragile for tapering, analysts say
December 16, 2013
While the Federal Open Market Committee will release its last meeting minutes for 2013 on Wednesday, the likelihood of tapering remains slim, according to industry experts.
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Fed's Dudley sounds a 'hopeful' note

November 18, 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of New York president William Dudley actually sounded hopeful in talking about the future of the U.S. economy. Imagine that.
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