$600 billion - welcome in toilet paper world...

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ASusilovic, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. For immediate release

    Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September confirms that the pace of recovery in output and employment continues to be slow. Household spending is increasing gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit. Business spending on equipment and software is rising, though less rapidly than earlier in the year, while investment in nonresidential structures continues to be weak. Employers remain reluctant to add to payrolls. Housing starts continue to be depressed. Longer-term inflation expectations have remained stable, but measures of underlying inflation have trended lower in recent quarters.

    Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. Currently, the unemployment rate is elevated, and measures of underlying inflation are somewhat low, relative to levels that the Committee judges to be consistent, over the longer run, with its dual mandate. Although the Committee anticipates a gradual return to higher levels of resource utilization in a context of price stability, progress toward its objectives has been disappointingly slow.

    To promote a stronger pace of economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate, the Committee decided today to expand its holdings of securities. The Committee will maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its securities holdings. In addition, the Committee intends to purchase a further $600 billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of the second quarter of 2011, a pace of about $75 billion per month. The Committee will regularly review the pace of its securities purchases and the overall size of the asset-purchase program in light of incoming information and will adjust the program as needed to best foster maximum employment and price stability.

    The Committee will maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent and continues to anticipate that economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate for an extended period.

    The Committee will continue to monitor the economic outlook and financial developments and will employ its policy tools as necessary to support the economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate.

    Voting for the FOMC monetary policy action were: Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman; William C. Dudley, Vice Chairman; James Bullard; Elizabeth A. Duke; Sandra Pianalto; Sarah Bloom Raskin; Eric S. Rosengren; Daniel K. Tarullo; Kevin M. Warsh; and Janet L. Yellen.

  2. Is the current M2 around 8709 bill? If it is this is 7% increase.
  3. S2007S


    tim geithner vowed to keep the dollar from falling.

    Looks like the collapse in the dollar is getting closer by the day.

    Monopoly money is all it is. Inflation time for everyone, whats going to happen when QE2 doesn't work, which it wont work.

  4. A bigger still, QE3, of course.
  5. TGregg


    They neglected to mention some sort of rose colored glasses viewpoint like "We anticipate the economy will go into super nuclear hyperdrive and remain poised to squash inflation like a bug when it shows up"?

    No roses from the Fed?

    Uh oh.
  6. Just like, "the check is in the mail"...
  7. [​IMG]
  8. TGregg


    Yeah, except they didn't even say that this time. AFAIK, anyway.
  9. pupu


    You means zis?
    AKA Cheese!