QE3′s benefits to the real economy are debatable, but there's no doubt that as oil prices rise,...

|By:, SA News Editor

QE3′s benefits to the real economy are debatable, but there's no doubt that as oil prices rise, higher pump prices are a blow to consumers. A successful QE that helps housing could trigger fundamental economic improvements to negate or outweigh higher oil prices; on the flip side, sustained high prices could seep into the cost structure of a broad range of other goods and services.