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Will annual trillion dollar Fed stimulus initiate significant appreciation for tangible wealth?

What's QE4 all about? ''Ben Bernanke continues to make history at the Federal Reserve.  On Wednesday, the FOMC announced more quantitative easing at a rate of $85 billion a more...

Why will prolonged monetary expansion fail to solve unemployment?

''While inflation is everywhere and at all times a monetary phenomenon, as Milton Friedman taught, unemployment is the product of many economic forces.  It is not simply the inverse more...

Will the Fed increase the money supply until prices are sky high?

''The Fed is scratching its head.  Why isn't the darn QE working?  What does it take to move the US economy UP?  Ah, they've decided -- what more...

Is monetary easing, weaker currency and a devalued dollar inevitable?

''The Federal Reserve has room to deliver additional monetary stimulus to boost the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Congressional oversight panel in a letter. 'There is more...

Will lingering unemployment spur monetary stimulus and dollar devaluation?

''Consumer prices were flat in July for a second straight month and the year-over-year increase was the smallest in more than 1-1/2 years, giving the Federal Reserve room for further more...

Do investors risk monetary easing, inflation and Operation Twist?

''Yet hopes that 2012 would be the year when America's economy at last shook off its lethargy seem dashed.  Employers and investors face increasing uncertainty in every big economy.more...

How well does the Fed protect the purchasing value of the dollar?

''First, it is important to understand the Federal Reserve System.  Some people claim it is a secret cabal of elite bankers, while others claim it is part of the more...

Will the Federal Reserve be cagey about QE3?

''Stocks and commodities are in retreat after the US Federal Reserve curbed expectations of more monetary stimulus, providing an excuse for bullish positions to be pared after a good run more...

Is the Fed prepared to launch another round of monetary easing?

''Gold prices rose 1 percent on Monday after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that faster growth will be needed to boost employment supported expectations that further more...

Does the Fed being at the ready with QE3 bring market uncertainty?

''Ben Bernanke struck a downbeat tone on the health of the US economy - in spite of an upward revision of growth in the fourth quarter of 2011 - leaving more...

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