Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The New QE is Unlimited Money Printing

"This new program was different from QE1 and QE2 in one important respect. The prior programs had involved purchases of specific types of securities in specific amounts to be completed in defined time periods. The new program has no limits. The Fed can buy unlimited amounts of mortgages, Treasuries or other securities for as long as they want. The idea is to keep printing money until the Fed's goals on ,employment are met. The new term of art for this unlimited money printing was "open-ended." U.S. stocks and gold rallied on the Fed's announcement."

- Recent article by Jim Rickards that appeared on, read the full article here: