One of the oft-discussed options the Fed has at its disposal is to shift Treasury maturities...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 7:57 AM ETOne of the oft-discussed options the Fed has at its disposal is to shift Treasury maturities further out, but economists say the move has risks. A flatter yield curve could: (1) hurt banks; (2) kick up inflation; (3) increase the odds the Fed loses money on its holdings. They see Bernanke holding off on hinting about a portfolio rejiggering in his speech Friday.
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