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The Fed is still set to launch QE3, with an announcement coming as soon as the April meeting,...

The Fed is still set to launch QE3, with an announcement coming as soon as the April meeting, says Goldman's Jan Hatzius, fading what the economic headlines, stocks, and bonds are trumpeting. Yes, the economy is moving, he admits, but the Fed believes it needs to grow faster to bring unemployment down.
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  • davidingeorgia
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    "Yes, the economy is moving, he admits, but the Fed believes it needs to grow faster to give Obama a chance of getting re-elected."

     

    There. Fixed it for you.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    If the Fed announces any new Q3, stocks will decline, not rise. The market knows that no such action is remotely required and will not greet it happily, should such foolishly transparent action is initiated.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    Very true. QE3 would spook the market signaling that the economy is much weaker than the market thought. Though I'm still not sure why anybody follows the Fed anymore. They don't have any particular insight into the markets greater than others. Its just a matter of how they chose to handle issues that prop up.

     

    Everybody wants the Fed to fade away.....Fed just needs to tells us at what unemployment rate they will start hiking rates. Thats it!
    15 Mar 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    "Fed believes it needs to grow faster to bring unemployment down"

     

    yes, because the trillions of $ so far has worked so well to create jobs
    (sarc)

     

    really, things are wonderful, we just need a few trillion more for the banks and obama and things will be even better - ben, saving the universe for the muppets
    15 Mar 2012, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • jdub2788
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    ^like^ If they print more money, that will be a disaster. Boy oh boy.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • tigersam
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    This will be wooden stake in Vampire's heart. No more Vampire.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • headrock
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    except gold is certainly not behaving as if more printing is on the way.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Swass
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    This is factually incorrect. The Fed is not 'still set to launch' QE3. They have never said they would do another round of QE, and I think there are more serious reservations from Fed board members than in the past. The public is also not going to approve, which will make them more hesitant to do so. I am not saying they won't do so, but to say that it's a foregone conclusion is flat-out false.
    15 Mar 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    The squid must be trying to sell some derivative package to some muppets.
    15 Mar 2012, 10:12 PM Reply Like
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