How Will Ending Quantitative Easing Effect the Markets?

Written by Steven Hansen The Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting minutes were released earlier this week indicating many (few, majority, most, all?) members were leaning towards terminating some aspects of the current quantitative easing (QE) purchases sooner rather than later. ….A few participants noted that they already viewed the costs as likely outweighing the benefits and …

Bloomberg: Misleading on Banks Buying Treasuries

by Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner Bloomberg had this headline yesterday: Banks Use $1.77 Trillion To Double Treasury Purchases They led with this: The gap between U.S. bank deposits and loans is growing at the fastest pace in two years, providing lenders with more funds to buy bonds and temper the biggest sell-off in …