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Fed ends bond-buying, leaves guidance on rates unchanged

The Fed said that the economy is expanding at a “moderate” pace and described recent gains in hiring as “strong.”

Fed officials have been all over the map on ending QE

This is why Fed-watchers have been confused on when the end of QE will happen.

BREAKING: The latest news out of Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve

Live updates of today's big afternoon of Fed news.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Sep 18, 2013

Christine Lagarde on the coming post-QE world

The IMF chief says policymakers need to be readying themselves for the end of the road on unconventional monetary policy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 23, 2013

Why the Fed’s bond-buying may not have helped the economy

Two economists argue that when the Fed buys Treasury bonds, it doesn't really make us better off. Mortgage backed securities may be a better bet!

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 23, 2013

India’s currency is collapsing. Is it Ben Bernanke’s fault?

Here's what the selloff in emerging markets has to do with the Federal Reserve.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 20, 2013

One option for the Fed: Taper, but tiny

The Fed will start tapering bond purchases before too much longer. Could they start small?

Boom! The ECB and Bank of England join the ‘forward guidance’ party

It may be Americans celebrating July 4, but the central banks of Europe and Britain were the ones showing independence today.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 4, 2013

Can the Fed pat its head and rub its stomach?

The Fed says it can cut back its bond-buying program without signaling that it will raise interest rates. The market doesn't believe them. At least not yet.

  • Ylan Mui
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  • Jun 25, 2013

The Fed’s tricky messaging: Tapering is not tightening

Eric Rosengren explains that when the Fed starts tapering, it could actually mean more monetary easing, not less.

The Fed’s been keeping the economy afloat. That’s the problem.

When an expansion is driven by monetary policy, like this one, its impacts tend to be strongest for those who are already well-off.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 29, 2013

Why are hedge fund titans so upset about the stock market boom?

Financial markets are doing great! Here's why financial market types are so angry about that.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 9, 2013

Here’s what Apple Computer’s insanely great bond offering has to do with the Federal Reserve

The iconic computer company was able to borrow money for 30 years for only about a percentage point more than the U.S. government. That seems insane--but carries some real lessons.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 1, 2013

Interview: Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren on unemployment and the outlook for QE

Here's what the Fed's leading dove is thinking on cyclical versus structural unemployment and how long bond buying might last.

Is easy money creating a new wave of bubbles?

The IMF is starting to worry that easy money could be setting up the next crisis. But what's a depressed economy to do?

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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