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Articles About quantitative easing
December 29, 2014
How Is the Fed Going to Unwind Its Massive Balance Sheet?
The Federal Reserve faces a dilemma: What to do with all the debt securities it amassed during its stimulus program, known as quantitative easing, or QE.
July 17, 2014
Risks From Current Monetary Policy: The Everything Bubble
Famous protestor of monetary policy accommodation Richard Fischer recently spoke about the risks emanating from maintaining a loose monetary policy.
July 10, 2014
What Does the End of QE Mean for Markets?
Can the economy can stand on its own feet without the Federal Reserve propping it up with its perpetual stimulus programs?
July 01, 2014
Did the Fed Really Save the Economy During the Financial Crisis?
San Francisco Fed President John Williams on Monday argued that extraordinary monetary policy was critical to the post-crisis recovery.
June 13, 2014
Is the Federal Reserve Sitting on a $4.3 Trillion Time Bomb?
The Federal Reserve's balance sheet has grown to $4.3 trillion. What does this mean for the economy and the market?
May 22, 2014
Why Bill Fleckenstein Thinks the Market Is ‘Un-investable’
On Tuesday, famous fund manager Bill Fleckenstein told CNBC that he believes that the market is “un-investable.” Here's why.
April 25, 2014
How Much Did the Federal Reserve Cost Savers?
The Federal Reserve’s actions in recent years have cost American bank customers billions of dollars.
April 23, 2014
How to Understand Gold’s Mixed Signals
Gold prices closed last week at just under $1,300/ounce. As the market trades below it, the bears are becoming more confident in their position.
April 22, 2014
Do Americans Trust the Stock Market?
The stock market has suffered two breathtaking crashes over the past decade.
April 04, 2014
How Risky Is a Bet In the U.S. Bond Market?
It's bear season in the U.S. bond market right now, and some of the industry's biggest names have underperformed as a result.
March 31, 2014
Risk Appetite: Are You Hungry Enough to Invest in These ETFs?
The bears have woken up in emerging markets around the world, and investors hungry for yield are looking to frontier markets for growth.
March 26, 2014
No Winter, No Problem: Manufacturing Orders Soar in February
An increase in new orders for durable manufactured goods in February could indicate an economic pick up through the end of the first-quarter.
March 25, 2014
Gold Bears Are Pounding the Table Again
The price of gold is struggling in the wake of the central bank’s outlook, and bears are once again pounding the table.
March 19, 2014
Fed Hints at Interest Rate Timeline, Markets and Treasuries Take Note
The benchmark interest rate will stay near zero “well past” the time unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent.
March 10, 2014
Is Wealth Creation Skipping Some Generations?
Many Americans have not benefitted from the rebound in stocks and housing.
March 08, 2014
Limber Up: 3 Reasons to Keep Your Bond Portfolio Flexible
If you ask Rick Rieder, BlackRock's fixed income guru, there are three major factors that bond investors should think about in 2014.
March 03, 2014
Has the Federal Reserve’s Unemployment Threshold Become Irrelevant?
Historically, the Fed has had one primary tool when it needed to edit the monetary environment: the raising or lowering of the target federal funds rate.
February 28, 2014
Fed Speak, The Taper, and Why Everyone Should Just Chill Out
The Fed has nothing new to say about monetary policy, and hasn't had anything new to say about it for a while.
February 18, 2014
Are Hedge Funds Ready for a Rebound in Gold Miners?
Let’s take a look at how popular hedge funds invested in gold names during the fourth quarter of 2014.
February 13, 2014
Is the Worst Finally Over for Gold Miners?
If the price of gold has been unkind to investors over the past couple years, then gold miners have been nothing short of downright cruel.
February 11, 2014
Is China the World’s Biggest Goldbug?
Taking a cue from bargain hunters, Chinese gold demand did not diminish amid falling prices.
February 10, 2014
What’s Your Game Plan for the Stock Market?
The stock market is an emotional roller coaster that has more drama than a daytime soap opera.
February 09, 2014
Fed Needs New Benchmark as Unemployment Nears 6.5 Percent
With the unemployment rate veering toward the 6.5 percent mark, Janet Yellen has her hands full.
February 03, 2014
Yellen Assumes Office With Weight of QE on Her Shoulders
On Monday morning, Janet Yellen was sworn in as chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an oath administered by Daniel Tarullo.
January 31, 2014
GDP: Putting the Energy Back in Stocks
The better-than-expected advance estimate on fourth-quarter GDP erased the decline experienced by the S&P 500 during the first three days of this week.
January 30, 2014
Stocks Have Another Taper Tantrum
The stock market sank on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would cut another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases.
January 28, 2014
Cautious Investors Wait for FOMC Clues
Stocks declined moderately on Monday, as investors remained risk-averse ahead of this week’s FOMC monetary policy meeting.
January 24, 2014
Markets Turn Risk-Averse
Thursday’s January Flash Manufacturing PMI dropped to a three-month low, sending stocks falling.
January 23, 2014
Dow Fails to Keep up With its Peers
Once again, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to keep up with its peers, as the only index to finish the trading session in the red thanks to IBM.
January 22, 2014
Is It Time to Trust the Global Financial System Again?
It's been more than five years since the financial system entered meltdown mode and wreaked havoc on asset classes around the world.