Friday February 21, 2020

Fed eases into the unknown

Analysts are unsure what the fallout will be from the winding down of the Fed’s quantitative easing policy. But what the US loses, we might gain

18th June, 2011

A t the end of this month, the US Federal Reserve will stop buying US treasury bonds as it begins to unwind its crisis policy of increasing the money supply - known as ‘quantitative easing’- to support the American economy.

By suspending the €600 billion purchase programme, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is taking the risk that US assets can stand on their own in a stabilised economy.

The markets are less certain....

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