Summary: At 2PM ET today, the Federal Reserve is releasing the latest FOMC statement. Market players do not expect the Fed to taper its large scale asset purchase program because recent economic data in the US have been weak. Given controversial comments by Eugene Fama about QE yesterday on CNBC, I thought I would lay out some thoughts on QE and the Fed’s predicament on tapering.
I am going to do this post in reference format by running through the arguments we have made in previous posts tagged ‘Federal Reserve’ here at Credit Writedowns.
When the Taper began
Going back to the original taper talk in May, I had signalled in early May ahead of the tapering talk that the Fed’s reaction function and the economy were co-dependent because as the US economy stalls, the Fed...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.