NEW YORK TheStreetTour de France commentator Paul Sherwen would probably say that Ben Bernanke threw a cat amongst the pigeons this week when he laid out a scenario where the Federal Reserve would slow down its asset purchase program later this year and end it sometime next year.Presumably the Fed would stop asset purchases, which have been running at $85 billion per month, because the economy is showing signs of health. Of course, there is no way of knowing how healthy the economy would be had there been no asset purchase program. Some economic indicators, such as housing prices, have shown signs of recovery. They've come off a bottom but are still well below 2006 levels.
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