Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Phil Flynn: Shock and Bore

Promises, promises, quantitative easing the act of printing money to add excess money supply to the banking system by central banks to create inflation to combat deflation has been the policy tool that the Federal Reserve has used to in their mind have us avoid a “Great Depression”. Of course with the economy still sputtering and jobs growth anemic the Fed wants to do it to you one more time. The talk of “Quantitative Easing 2” by your Federal Reserve has been the overriding global economic force that driven the price of just about everything on the globe whether it be commodities or equities or bonds.

The anticipation of the Fed’s awesome money printing power has had the world markets giddy with excitement as they search for clues how the Fed was going to wow this moribund economy into a vibrant job creating monster. Yet if the Wall Street Journal is right then instead of QE2 being compared to a luxury liner it appears now that the market may compare it to a dingy. The Wall Street Journal is moving markets by reporting that the Federal Reserve is likely to unveil a program of US Treasury Bond Purchases worth a few hundred billion dollars over several months. A measured approach in contrast to.....Read the entire article.

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