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The Quantitative Easing Is(n't) Working



December 13, 2010 – Comments (7)

It's been more than a month since the Federal Reserve released details of its latest quantitative easing. That isn't enough time for statistics and surveys to show how the plan is working, but there are indicators showing how markets have responded.

I used a basket of ETFs for a snapshot of whether or not the Fed is making any progress on making stuff more expensive and poking the economy with QE2.

The scorecard concludes there's been some success at making stuff more expensive, but rising interest rates aren't likely to help the economy.

Feel free to add you opinion with a comment here or at the article. 

I'm still matching up to 500 of the Fool's dimes on any of my articles or blogs in December, so each comment adds 20 cents to Foolanthropy.


7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 14, 2010 at 12:23 AM, ikkyu2 (98.14) wrote:

I'm sorry I don't have any trendy sandbags to sell your readers, Russ, but feel free to throw another 20c on the pile.

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#2) On December 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM, rd80 (95.16) wrote:

I've got all the sandbags I need.

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#3) On December 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM, rd80 (95.16) wrote:

TMF needs to add a 'Rec This' button for the comments.

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#4) On December 14, 2010 at 9:02 AM, ChrisGraley (28.51) wrote:

Still looking like stagflation.

Are we revisiting the 70's?

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#5) On December 14, 2010 at 9:30 AM, mtf00l (44.27) wrote:

I love all the discussion on Keynesian versus Chicago School versus Others.  The bottom line is no one really knows which is best and what each of these economic theories would do in the open.  In other words, it's not much different than throwing a dart at a dart board and doing what the card says that the dart hits.

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