When Quantitative Easing Ends

On Jan 30, 2013 in a CNBC interview, 2013 Martin Feldstein noted that the Fed’s quantitative easing (QE) program used to increase employment and economic growth has been holding 10-year T-Bill rates very low – then about 1.95%.   QE has also made mortgages cheaper than would otherwise be the case.  Indeed, new 30-year mortgages have […]

The Many Downsides of Central Bank Printing Money

The US Federal Reserve Bank (the Fed), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) have each launched an aggressive new bond-buying program to push down the cost of debt and to thereby add stimulus to their flagging economies.  Through this “Quantitative Easing” (QE or in plain language, “money-printing”) the Fed will […]