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Should the Federal Reserve taper its bond buying program?

Since Quantitative Easing 3(QE3) started in September2012 the Federal Reserve  began purchasing 40 billion dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities a month. Four short  months later they started buying an additional $45 billion dollars worth of treasury bonds each month for a grand total of $85 billion a month.  The theory behind this plan is: the

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To Taper Or Not To Taper

…that is the question. A bit over a month ago, I wrote an article explaining what tapering was and why it was a good thing. Today, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) began a meeting which will conclude tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th at 12:30pm. At 2:30pm Ben Bernanke will get in front of the camera

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