Monthly Archives: November 2010

Could QE2 Lead To Bubbles?

Why some analysts are worried about the Fed’s latest monetary easing effort. Is the glass half full? The Federal Reserve has committed to buying $600 billion worth of Treasury bonds between now and June, and it wants to purchase up to $900 billion in debt by the end of September 2011.1 This second round of…
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Weekly Economic Update 11/1/2010

November 1, 2010 WALL STREET AWAITS QE2, CONSIDERS 3Q GDP Yes, QE2 – that is the media nickname for the expected second round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, a move which could boost long-term bond prices and lower long-term interest rates. Will the Fed buy more than $500 billion in Treasuries? Or less?…
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Weekly Economic Update 10/25/2010

October 25, 2010 FED & CONFERENCE BOARD SEE MODEST GROWTH The Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book came out last week, and 8 of the 12 regional Fed banks reported economic expansion in the anecdotal survey covering September and early October. The survey found that while hiring demand “remained limited”, gains in manufacturing and retail spending…
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