How is QE anything out of the ordinary?
Something I often see is people writing articles about how there will be more QE, driving the price of (insert whatever here) up higher. But, why are we waiting for an announcement of more QE? Doesn't the fed constantly print more money...always...for decades? Is QE really anything unusual? Why do we need an announcement or articles on it...it's a given. It's kind of like writing "gravity announced; things may fall".
This is not a rhetorical question, I am genuinely interested in if there is a real difference between QE and normal monetary policy that would drive inflation up.