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Critics See Dangers in Fed Intervention and 'Stealth QE'

Looser Fed monetary policies devalue the dollar and raise the risk of equity bubbles, critics warn. (Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 January 2020 03:30 PM

Analysts say the Federal Reserve has embarked on a fourth round of quantitative easing that poses a hazard to equity markets — but the central bank denies it.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, speaking at an October news conference, was adamant that the central bank’s intervention in the overnight U.S. repurchase-agreement (repo) market — as well as the buying of up to $60 billion in Treasury bills each month — does not amount to another round of QE. But critics say it’s a distinction without a difference.

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Analysts say the Federal Reserve has embarked on a fourth round of quantitative easing that poses a hazard to equity markets - but the central bank denies it.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, speaking at an October news conference, was adamant that the central bank's...
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