The Fed will be growing its balance sheet again, but don’t call it ‘QE4’

CNBC/Jeff Cox/9-25-2019

“In the days, weeks, months and probably years ahead, the Federal Reserve will be conducting operations that look and sound a lot like what it did to pull the economy out of the financial crisis. However, the process this time around will be different in the details.”

USAGOLD note:  Printing money by any other name is still printing money. . . . .The chart below of U.S. Treasury securities held by the Federal Reserve shows an abrupt reversal of the quantitative tightening program begun in early 2018.

Chart of U.S. Treasury securities held by the Federal Reserve shows abrupt reversal
Chart courtesy of the St. Louis Federal Reserve [FRED]
Source:  Board of Governors Federal Reserve System [US]

 

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