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February 12, 2019
Weekly Touchpoint: Will Quantitative Easing Be a Standard Fed Tool?
The Federal Reserve began an unprecedented campaign of quantitative easing (QE) shortly after the onset of 2008’s Great Recession. Few would argue that this action by the Fed “juiced” stock market returns over the last decade. In fact, many see QE measures, such as large-scale buying of government bonds, as being among the grossest abuses of the fiat currency system. However, it appears the Fed is considering using this drastic monetary policy mechanism on a regular basis.