Monday, October 04, 2010

Yellen Sworn in as Fed's Vice Chairman, Goldman says some of QE2 Priced into Bonds

by Bill McBride on 10/04/2010 03:59:00 PM

  • From Bloomberg: Yellen Sworn in as Vice Chairman of Federal Reserve, Raskin as Governor. Dr. Yellen was the San Francisco Fed President, and was currently not on the FOMC. She has been supportive of more easing - and both appointees are expected to support QE2.

  • From the WSJ: Goldman Sees Peak in Treasury Rally
    Francesco Garzarelli, chief interest-rate strategist at Goldman Sachs in London, said that the benchmark 10-year note's yield has seen its bottom in the 2.45%-to-2.50% area, breaking ranks with other bulls. ... Mr. Garzarelli said some of the quantitative easing measures have been priced into the Treasury market.
    Note that this forecast is not from the Goldman Sachs economics group in New York (that correctly forecast the bond market rally this year).

  • And repeating, here is NY Fed EVP Brian Sack's speech: Managing the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet. Sack outlined what the Fed expects additional QE to accomplish, and how it would probably be implemented. He said the FOMC would probably announce the amount of balance sheet expansion incrementally at each meeting, that the FOMC would be "persistent", but that they would also be flexible if the incoming data changed.