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Tenth Anniversary of Quantitative Easing

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via Gulf Times: November 2018 will mark the tenth anniversary of quantitative easing (QE) — undoubtedly the boldest policy experiment in the modern history of central banking. The only thing comparable to QE was the US Federal Reserve’s anti-inflation campaign of 1979-1980, orchestrated by the Fed’s then-chair, Paul Volcker. But that …

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Your Money: ‘Quantitative Easing’ Means What, Exactly?

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via INSIDENOVA: You’ve probably heard the term “quantitative easing.” You probably also have no idea what it means. That’s okay; it’s not your fault. Whoever coined it assigned a horribly convoluted expression to a relatively simple thing. Quantitative easing (QE) is the act of a country’s central bank adding “new money” …

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The Unintended Consequences of Quantitative Easing

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via bloomberg : Asset inflation doesn’t have to be bad. Flush governments could invest in education and infrastructure. Quantitative easing, which saw major central banks buying government bonds outright and quadrupling their balance sheets since 2008 to $15 trillion, has boosted asset prices across the board. That was the aim: to …

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