NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- This afternoon we learn the status of QE3 and QE4, the latest two rounds of quantitative easing programs instituted by the Federal Reserve last September and December. QE3 is an open-ended program where the New York Federal Reserve Open Market trading desk purchases $40 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities each month. QE4 adds another $45 billion of longer-maturity Treasury notes and bonds each month.The stated intent of these purchases is to bring down long term interest rates, not to artificially prop up the stock market. Yields are higher, not lower and thus Fed policy has failed. Instead of bringing down interest rates, cheap money has been used to speculate in the stock market resulting in the ValuEngine valuation warning. The stock market bubble includes stock specific bubbles.
Fed Policy Hurts Main Street, Creates Bubble Stocks
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