Interest Rate Roundup

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unbelievably dovish FOMC minutes

You have to love it: The just released Fed minutes from the September 22-23 meeting are looking unbelievably dovish. Some Fed members were reportedly even open to INCREASING the size of MBS purchases. This from a Fed whose quantitative easing policies are driving the dollar into the crapper. Seriously? Meanwhile, the Fed minutes note that "with the significant under-utilization of resources expected to persist through 2011, the staff forecast core inflation to slow somewhat further over the next two years from the pace of the first half of 2009."

In other words, if you think this Fed is going to tighten rates anytime soon, you have to be nuts!


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