The string of weak economic data and the EU crisis have put additional stimulus back on the...

The string of weak economic data and the EU crisis have put additional stimulus back on the table, writes Fed whisperer Jon Hilsenrath, and Bernanke may move this month to avoid a shift in policy closer to the November election. Vice Chairwoman Yellen speaks Wednesday night, and the Chairman testifies before Congress on Thursday.
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  • untrusting investor
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    Rumor and more rumor. The market pundits must be really desperate to halt the market sell-off now. Wonder who paid Hilsenrath to start the rumor?
    5 Jun 2012, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • largelyPolitical
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    Ben Bernanke
    5 Jun 2012, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Pure nonsense. No QE3 happening anytime soon.


    P.S. Neither market nor economy collapsing, either.
    5 Jun 2012, 10:15 PM Reply Like
  • runlong
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    QE 3 is coming , remember Obama needs to look good for someone some where....and the banks need the money to buy the stock to make the stock go up.... so we'll at least look like we know what were doing........
    5 Jun 2012, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • Christopher Cowan
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    IF and only IF something collapses will we get QE3, we have a long way to go to get back to the October lows.
    5 Jun 2012, 10:53 PM Reply Like
  • RS055
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    A few swings of the S&P between 800 and 1400 is all it will take to give the Fed "intellectual justification" to wind up owning most of the Treasuries outstanding. Then the US govt can do whatever it wants. Of course the first step will be currency controls - people with US dollars abroad - will be dis-enfranchised ( polite enough word). Then all the other social controls can go into effect. Then we can call ourselves the US - SR.
    5 Jun 2012, 11:01 PM Reply Like
  • RS055
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    Well trained to discuss inflation , deflation and deficits - the sheeple wil slowly fall into the trap. Cede increasing control over their lives to the Central Authority - who will have life and death powers over them - as well as power over their everyday lives - what to eat, where to live, who to mate with, how many children , what level of medical care . What to read , the size of soda they can drink, the words they can utter( without being considered a threat to the state. etc etc.
    It aint about inflation, deflation and deficits.
    Just because we happen to live in this particular spot of the North American continent - does not make us" Americans". It aint about spacious skies or amber waves of grain ( plenty of that in the Ukraine). Unless proven otherwise we need to consider ourselves the aborgines of the Norh American territories.
    5 Jun 2012, 11:14 PM Reply Like
  • EMS
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    Wow. Spot on RS....
    5 Jun 2012, 11:35 PM Reply Like
  • jammerculture
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    you guys scare the hell out of me. do you honestly beleive that crap?
    6 Jun 2012, 01:00 AM Reply Like
  • Greg Herman
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    There will be crazy REAL FINANCIAL WEALTH DESTRUCTION... but the country will still have its workers, resources, and will to improve one's life... So your right not to believe in anarchy, but to many people their "paper wealth" could easily be cut by 60-70%... That is the distinction that I think needs to be made... Financial Destruction versus Anarchy Arguments
    6 Jun 2012, 01:17 AM Reply Like
  • surfgeezer
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    Unfortunately, yes- THEY do. Fortunately America has always had doomers and gloomers.
    Need two cardboard signs with rope over shoulders-END OF WORLD


    No clue how financial system actually works, so very susceptible.
    6 Jun 2012, 02:04 AM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    What we need now is one of Wyatt Junker's classic rants. Never knew whether to laugh or cry at his posts. Some of each, I guess.
    6 Jun 2012, 03:50 AM Reply Like
  • winningtrader
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    QE3 is very likely in June or July. Europe is a great excuse to start the printing presses yet again. The FED wouldn't miss such a great opportunity. They need to do it anyway and now the situation provides all the excuses.
    6 Jun 2012, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • Banner17
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    I really, really hope the FED jumps in again with $1 trillion + in new QE ASAP! Senate investigation of Fed action and significant curtailment of it's powers will be the result and all before the November election. Somebody call S&P and tell them to get ready for another US credit rating downgrade...
    6 Jun 2012, 10:59 AM Reply Like
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