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The symbol of the euro, the currency of the eurozone, stands illuminated in Frankfurt, Germany.

Europe considers quantitative easing

Jan 21, 2015
Move by European Central Bank could boost moribund eurozone economy.
Posted In: Eurozone, quantitative easing, European Central Bank

Why inflation is a central banker's goal

Oct 31, 2014
A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy
Posted In: inflation, quantitative easing, Japan

The numbers for October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Hurricane Sandy was a "secret disaster" for the Red Cross. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: red cross, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, Taco Bell
Businessman holding dollar bills in his hand in Berlin, Germany.

What the end of Quantitative Easing will and won't mean

Oct 28, 2014
The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee is meeting today and tomorrow and many are expecting it to announce an end to the bond-buying program of the past six years. What has been the effect of quantitative easing? And are reports of the end of stimulus misleading?
Posted In: quantitative easing, Federal Reserve, stimulus

The numbers for October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014
Quantitative easing has gone on much longer than expected, but it'll end soon.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, NFL, alibaba, apple, big data, AT&T, FTC

What if the Fed just gave households money to help

Sep 12, 2014
It's like cash from a helicopter, but some don't think it'll work.
Posted In: Fed, quantitative easing

Bernanke's taper -- that wasn't

Sep 18, 2013
Economists had expected the Fed to scale back its bond-buying program. Economists were wrong.
Posted In: taper, Federal Reserve, tapering, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

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

Federal Reserve stimulus: Preview and post-view

Jul 17, 2013
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke made his semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill today. He told lawmakers that Fed tapering of economic stimulus is not "pre-ordained."
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

The Fed is still in the game, and stocks are reacting

Jul 11, 2013
Susan Schmidt, head of equities at Mesirow Financial, discusses the key takeaways of the latest notes from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, stock market

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