Thursday, September 13, 2012

FED Begins QE3 - $40 Billion Per Month Indefinitely

Political move? Either way, it is like we are just begging for more inflation.

"U.S. stocks rallied, sending benchmark indexes to the highest levels since 2007, silver and gold surged while the dollar weakened as the Federal Reserve said it will buy mortgage securities to bolster the economy.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed 1.6 percent to 1,459.99 at 4 p.m. in New York and rates on mortgage bonds tumbled to record lows. Ten-year Treasury yields slipped three basis points to 1.73 percent after rising as much as seven points earlier. Oil climbed 1.3 percent to $98.31 a barrel, a four-month high, while gold jumped to the highest price since February. The Dollar Index (DXY), a gauge of the currency against six peers, fell 0.6 percent to the lowest level since May.

The Fed said it will expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month and hold the federal funds rate near zero “at least through mid-2015.” The central bank’s policy-setting committee said it will continue its purchases and undertake other efforts to help the labor market if the outlook for employment does not improve.

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