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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

WSJ: "Momentum building" for QE3

by Calculated Risk on 8/07/2012 08:33:00 AM

From the WSJ: Fed Official Calls for Bond Buying

Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, called on the Fed to launch an aggressive, open-ended bond buying program that the central bank would continue until economic growth picks up and unemployment starts falling again.

His call came in an interview with The Wall Street Journal ... His decision to speak out forcefully is a sign of the momentum building inside the Fed for a new phase of action.

Mr. Rosengren said the Fed should buy more mortgage-backed securities and possibly U.S. Treasury securities in an open-ended program, and state that it will continue to buy bonds "until we start seeing some pretty significant improvements in growth and income."
Rosengren isn't currently a voting member, but it does seem like momentum is building for QE3.