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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