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More from FOMC minutes: This month, the Fed will begin releasing each FOMC member’s...

More from FOMC minutes: This month, the Fed will begin releasing each FOMC member’s individual forecasts of the appropriate level on the target federal funds rate in the fourth quarter of the current year and the next few years. The shift in communications strategy is designed to provide more clarity to financial markets about when the Fed thinks it will tighten policy.
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  • johnnyqwest19
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    That is simply nuts! Holy feeding-ground-for-add... batman!
    3 Jan 2012, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • SanDiegoNonSurfer
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    This is the meaning of Bernanke's cryptic remark last summer that the Fed still had more it could do using "communication" -- a softer tool. This extreme transparency will have the stimulative effect of lowering effective interest rates by reducing the uncertainty margin between what's in effect now and what might be in effect a few quarters or a year from now. It does that while reserving QE3 as a potential tool for emergency use in the future.
    3 Jan 2012, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    What's the use of that given the Federal Reserve can change their expectations anytime they please. This is just a way to lull the unwary into thinking rates are safe when the inevitable and undisclosed jolt happens. The last institution I trust is the Federal Reserve.
    3 Jan 2012, 09:49 PM Reply Like
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