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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Fed Not Ready to Stop Spending
Let me say right from the start that one of the most important things for investors to know at this time is that the Federal Reserve is not likely to stop its stimulus program in the near future, as some reports are theorizing.
The only caveat to this reality is if an unforeseen event or calamity takes place that would change the policies of the American central bank. One of those events would be a huge change in the jobs numbers, whereby the unemployment rate plunged to levels approaching the stated goal of 6.5 percent. There is nothing to suggest that will happen any time soon. Another would be rising inflation, which would betray the inevitable effects of the loose money policies the Fed is engaged in. Either of those two scenarios would bring a rapid response from the Federal Reserve.