WINDERMERE, Fla. (Stockpickr) -- Ben Bernanke did a lot of winking and elbow nudging last Friday, not-so-subtly tipping investors to the possibility that QE3 may be on the way. At some point. Eventually.
Investors have been voracious about QE3 for the past several months, working themselves into a tizzy over the possibility that the Fed would start dumping more cash into the market. I'm not so sure that Bernanke's speech in Jackson Hole wasn't just lip service. But for dividend investors, the implications of another round of easing are big.
Already, treasury rates are near zero at the same time that inflation is getting pegged above 2.2%. If retail investors' QE3 dreams come true, it'll mean that inflation creeps higher while interest rates remain near all-time lows.
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