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Other cities feel sting of Detroit bankruptcy

Jul 22, 2014
If one city doesn't pay up in full, does bond money dry up for everybody else?
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, bankruptcy, bond buying

Mortgage applications drop after the Fed takes a little juice out of the bond market

Dec 24, 2013
Applications for home mortgages in the U.S. have dropped to a record low since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to slow its bond-buying program.
Posted In: mortgage, Federal Reserve, bond buying

$4.04 trillion in assets

Dec 19, 2013
As of yesterday, that's how much the Fed held on its books.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, taper, stimulus

All’s well that tapers well

Dec 18, 2013
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it will cut its bond-buying program by $10 billion starting January. So what about this whole tapering thing? What’s it gonna mean for you and me and Aunt Mabel?
Posted In: Fed, taper, Bernanke, bond buying, stimulus, QE

Who wins after the Fed's no tapering news?

Sep 20, 2013
After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, there are winners and losers. We sort them out.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, Ben Bernanke, tapering, stimulus, bond buying

Federal Reserve confounds the economic forecasters

Sep 19, 2013
The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now, the economy isn't strong enough.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, tapering, stimulus, bond buying, Economy

European markets surge in reaction to the Fed's decision

Sep 19, 2013
The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now. And European investors gladly welcome the news.
Posted In: European stock markets, Fed, FOMC, bond buying, stimulus, tapering

So what's Quantitative Easing anyway?

Sep 18, 2013
About 75 percent of Americans couldn't identify the bond buying program from a multiple choice list. So it's not too late to ask: Quantitative Easing entails the FED buying bonds to keep interest rates down and encourage lending.
Posted In: quantitative easing, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC, Federal Reserve

Surprise! Fed torpedoes the taper, for now

Sep 18, 2013
Experts predicted the Fed would reduce bond buying, but economic concerns means that the stimulus will continue.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, FOMC

Traders expect Federal Reserve to scale back on bond buying

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed may scale back on stimulus spending.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bond buying, stimulus, Economy

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