This blog post originally appeared on RealMoney Silver on Nov. 5 at 7:28 a.m. EDT.
"Higher stock prices will boost consumer wealth and help increase confidence, which can also spur spending." -- Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Washington Post op-edIn Chairman Bernanke's Washington Post op-ed piece on Wednesday, he cited that easy money will promote economic growth by:
- lowering mortgage rates, making housing more affordable and allowing homeowners to refinance; and
- reducing corporate bond rates, which will likely encourage investment.