Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Welcome to the World of Quantitative Easing

From the Federal Reserve:

To help support the economic recovery in a context of price stability, the Committee will keep constant the Federal Reserve's holdings of securities at their current level by reinvesting principal payments from agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in longer-term Treasury securities.1 The Committee will continue to roll over the Federal Reserve's holdings of Treasury securities as they mature.

This will help to increase M1 and M2. However, despite this move towards easing, the markets are still having trouble moving above key resistance areas.