Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yogis, find your karmic high on a rooftop - Globe and Mail

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Yogis, find your karmic high on a rooftop
Globe and Mail
... learn how to drive a steam engine and see models of the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2, the largest ships to have been built on the Clyde. Excursions in the harbour are taken on the 1898 tall ship Glenlee, which is moored right in front of the ...

The Pause That Refreshes? - Moneyshow.com

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The Pause That Refreshes?
Moneyshow.com
The much anticipated end of QE2 has been rendered moot. The rest of this week's data is more rear-view mirror action, with the final release of first-quarter GDP, first-quarter corporate profits, and May durable-goods orders. ...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Redefining "Q.E." from "Quantitative Easing" to "Qualitative Enhancement" - OpEdNews

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Redefining "Q.E." from "Quantitative Easing" to "Qualitative Enhancement"
OpEdNews
With the ending of "QE2," we could redefine "QE" from "quantitative easing" to "qualitative enhancement," and turn this ship around. But such top-down approaches always carry political overtones, and accusations of injustice by those more concerned ...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - WDSU New Orleans

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
WDSU New Orleans
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - WFTV Orlando

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
WFTV Orlando
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - KMGH Denver

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
KMGH Denver
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - WSB Atlanta

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
WSB Atlanta
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - KMBC Kansas City

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
KMBC Kansas City
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - WCVB-TV

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
WCVB-TV
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus - WCTI12.com

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Stocks Don't Need (Or Want) More Stimulus
WCTI12.com
What's more, some went so far to say that the Fed's stimulus program, known as quantitative easing or QE2, was "a failure." "It weakened the dollar and stuck the economy with higher food and energy prices," said Donald Selkin, chief market strategist ...

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Max Frost column: Keep spending in line with income - Green Bay Press Gazette

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Max Frost column: Keep spending in line with income
Green Bay Press Gazette
With the influx of money into the system that has occurred since QE2 (Quantitative Easing), there is all likelihood that inflation will follow. Back in the early to mid-'60s, money was cheap, and by the early to mid-'70s, the United States was ...

NAME THAT PLACE - NewsWithViews.com

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NAME THAT PLACE
NewsWithViews.com
In an act of unprecedented ostentatiousness, Gerald Guterman chartered the famous ocean liner, the QE2, along with its one thousand crew members to celebrate his son's bar-mitzvah in 1986. Our son's bar-mitzvah was solemnized in a ...

Come weans or shine... - Herald Scotland

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Come weans or shine...
Herald Scotland
What's so great about it: This is (hopefully) the only time you'll ever sneak into the Queen's bedroom, as this luxurious ship is the former seagoing holiday home of the royal family. The tour takes in five of the ship's decks, and an audio handset ...

OUR VIEW: Obama foolishly releases reserves (poll) - Colorado Springs Gazette

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OUR VIEW: Obama foolishly releases reserves (poll)
Colorado Springs Gazette
A round of QE3 won't work because QE2 already hurt consumers and small businesses with inflation, the result of too much currency chasing too few goods. By releasing our reserves, the government will artificially inflate the fuel supply — as QE2 ...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Mailbag - Barron's

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Mailbag
Barron's
To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool on any article or visit www.djreprints.com Letters to Barron's about New York Global Group, the effects of the end of QE2, ...

The Greater Depression Is Now - HoweStreet.com

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The Greater Depression Is Now
HoweStreet.com
In the short term, stopping the egregious printing by the Federal Reserve to soak up the huge budget deficits of the Quantitative Easing 2 (QE2) will probably provide a boost for the dollar because the Federal Reserve will not be printing up new money. ...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom - Oakshire Financial

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Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom
Oakshire Financial
Quantitative easing 2 (QE2) is now out of the way, so the stimulus is gone in the US There is probably a $30/bbl premium in the price of WTI oil, and 50% of that relates to Middle East issues with about 900000 barrels per day (bpd) that have been cut ...

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Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom - NASDAQ

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Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom
NASDAQ
Quantitative easing 2 (QE2) is now out of the way, so the stimulus is gone in the US There is probably a $30/bbl premium in the price of WTI oil, and 50% of that relates to Middle East issues with about 900000 barrels per day (bpd) that have been cut ...

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Natural gas prices to rise at the expense of oil - Commodity Online

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Commodity Online

Natural gas prices to rise at the expense of oil
Commodity Online
Quantitative easing 2 (QE2) is now out of the way, so the stimulus is gone in the US There is probably a $30/bbl premium in the price of WTI oil, and 50% of that relates to Middle East issues with about 900000 barrels per day (bpd) that have been cut ...

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Armed Forces Day - WalesOnline

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Armed Forces Day
WalesOnline
Commodore Jamie Miller of the Royal Navy, who has been interviewed by Tom Shankland's film team about his incredible fight for survival on May 25, 1982, was one of the last men to jump from the sinking ship. It had been a successful day for Coventry ...

Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom - Jutia Group

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Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom
Jutia Group
Quantitative easing 2 (QE2) is now out of the way, so the stimulus is gone in the US There is probably a $30/bbl premium in the price of WTI oil, and 50% of that relates to Middle East issues with about 900000 barrels per day (bpd) that have been cut ...

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Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom - Business Insider

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Josef Schachter: Get Ready for a Natural Gas Boom
Business Insider
Quantitative easing 2 (QE2) is now out of the way, so the stimulus is gone in the US There is probably a $30/bbl premium in the price of WTI oil, and 50% of that relates to Middle East issues with about 900000 barrels per day (bpd) that have been cut ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three bad things about the release of oil reserves - MarketWatch (blog)

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Three bad things about the release of oil reserves
MarketWatch (blog)
QE2 ends next week and treasury needs buyers, forcing traders to go back to safe haven would be suspect on suppressing commodiity prices …remember…everything is priced in USDs!!!! long term trends are still intact for commodities, especially for ...

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Gold and Silver: Safe Haven for the Upcoming Storm - Seeking Alpha

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Gold and Silver: Safe Haven for the Upcoming Storm
Seeking Alpha
One cannot but hope to consider that many of these dramatis personae are some of the very same folks that are steering our national financial ship of state. Prayer anyone? All these roads lead clearly to the validity of our essential message. ...

50 years of magic for popular children's entertainer Mr Trix - Southport Visiter

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50 years of magic for popular children's entertainer Mr Trix
Southport Visiter
“Two days later an agent phoned up and asked us to fly to Durban [South Africa] for the last two weeks of a world cruise in the QE2. Then we had the chance of staying on the QE2 from Haifa [Israel] or to fly home on Concorde, which we did! ...

Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Fox News

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Fox News
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

QE Or Not QE? That Is The Question - Daily Markets

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QE Or Not QE? That Is The Question
Daily Markets
After all, Bernanke instituted QE2 only after deciding that the system was too weak to stand on its own. The treatment has always been in front of our very eyes—sound money in a healthy economy. Instead, we relied on the economists for fiat cures. ...

Mining Stocks, Gold and Silver Bullion May Be Ports in Upcoming Storm - Minyanville.com

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Mining Stocks, Gold and Silver Bullion May Be Ports in Upcoming Storm
Minyanville.com
One cannot but hope to consider that many of these dramatis personae are some of the very same folks who are steering our national financial ship of state. All these roads lead clearly to the validity that mining stocks (GDX) and gold (GLD) and silver ...

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Greece Heads Toward Austerity? - Business Insider

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Greece Heads Toward Austerity?
Business Insider
Since April, private sector economists have revised down their 2011 GDP forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, which should be in the back of Big Ben's mind as he sounds the all-clear horn on the economy, as QE2 ends… Or… Maybe he doesn't sound the all-clear horn ...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Greece Heads Toward Austerity? - Daily Reckoning - American Edition

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Greece Heads Toward Austerity?
Daily Reckoning - American Edition
Since April, private sector economists have revised down their 2011 GDP forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, which should be in the back of Big Ben's mind as he sounds the all-clear horn on the economy, as QE2 ends… Or… Maybe he doesn't sound the all-clear horn ...

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Greece Heads Toward Austerity? - Wall Street Pit

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Greece Heads Toward Austerity?
Wall Street Pit
Since April, private sector economists have revised down their 2011 GDP forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, which should be in the back of Big Ben's mind as he sounds the all-clear horn on the economy, as QE2 ends… Or… Maybe he doesn't sound the all-clear horn ...

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Fed Still Faces Challenges Keeping Economy Growing - LoanSafe

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Fed Still Faces Challenges Keeping Economy Growing
LoanSafe
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Daily Record (subscription)

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Daily Record (subscription)
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Federal Reserve facing economic soft patch - Advisor.ca

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Advisor.ca

Federal Reserve facing economic soft patch
Advisor.ca
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest rates ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Deseret News

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Deseret News
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - CBS MoneyWatch.com

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CBS MoneyWatch.com

Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
CBS MoneyWatch.com
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges to keep economy growing - Bangor Daily News

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Bangor Daily News

Fed still faces challenges to keep economy growing
Bangor Daily News
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Federal Reserve still facing economic soft patch even as recovery celebrates ... - Newser

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Federal Reserve still facing economic soft patch even as recovery celebrates ...
Newser
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Boston Globe

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Boston Globe
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - NewsOK.com

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
NewsOK.com
The program was dubbed QE2 — not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as shorthand for “quantitative easing.” It's the term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury bonds. ...

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing - Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Fed still faces challenges keeping economy growing
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

Federal Reserve still facing economic soft patch even as recovery celebrates ... - Washington Post

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Federal Reserve still facing economic soft patch even as recovery celebrates ...
Washington Post
The Fed is winding down its bond buying program, dubbed QE2 not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” That's the wonky term that economists use to characterize the Fed's effort to drive down long-term interest ...

Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - Long Island Press

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
Long Island Press
The program was dubbed QE2 – not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for “quantitative easing.” It's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury bonds. ...

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - nwitimes.com

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
nwitimes.com
The program was dubbed QE2 _ not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." It's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury bonds. ...

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - Daily News - Galveston County

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
Daily News - Galveston County
The program was dubbed QE2 — not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury ...

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - Forbes

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
Forbes
The program was dubbed QE2 - not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." That's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury ...

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy - TheNewsTribune.com

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Fed's soon-to-end bond buying likely aided economy
TheNewsTribune.com
The program was dubbed QE2 - not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." It's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury bonds. ...

Federal Reserve's Bond-Buying Program Likely Helped Economy - Huffington Post

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Federal Reserve's Bond-Buying Program Likely Helped Economy
Huffington Post
The program was dubbed QE2 – not for the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner but as short-hand for "quantitative easing." It's the wonky term economists use for a tool the Fed can use to drive down long-term interest rates. It does so by buying Treasury bonds. ...

Monday, June 20, 2011

No Fed News Is Good News for Mortgage REITs - Barron's

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No Fed News Is Good News for Mortgage REITs
Barron's
In November, the $600 billion in Treasury purchases dubbed QE2 was launched, and now that ship is due back in its slip by month's end. Now, the interest-rate futures markets are predicting an increase in the FOMC's federal-funds rate target all the way ...

Fiscal Manipulation - Jutia Group

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Fiscal Manipulation
Jutia Group
After all, Bernanke instituted QE2 only after deciding that the system was too weak to stand on its own. The treatment has always been in front of our very eyes—sound money in a healthy economy. Instead, we relied on the economists for fiat cures. ...

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Fiscal Manipulation - Business Insider

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Fiscal Manipulation
Business Insider
After all, Bernanke instituted QE2 only after deciding that the system was too weak to stand on its own. The treatment has always been in front of our very eyes—sound money in a healthy economy. Instead, we relied on the economists for fiat cures. ...

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Fiscal Manipulation - NASDAQ

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Fiscal Manipulation
NASDAQ
After all, Bernanke instituted QE2 only after deciding that the system was too weak to stand on its own. The treatment has always been in front of our very eyes-sound money in a healthy economy. Instead, we relied on the economists for fiat cures. ...

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Fiscal Manipulation - International Business Times

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Fiscal Manipulation
International Business Times
After all, Bernanke instituted QE2 only after deciding that the system was too weak to stand on its own. The treatment has always been in front of our very eyes-sound money in a healthy economy. Instead, we relied on the economists for fiat cures. ...

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Positive Retail Sales Report Belies Market Truth - NuWire Investor

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Positive Retail Sales Report Belies Market Truth
NuWire Investor
This 6 month decline in the rate of growth of real retail sales suggests that the stimulus driven recovery is ending. If I am right, the numbers should turn negative in July after the Fed ends QE2. That ship has sailed. Changes in the annual growth ...

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Signs of a Bear Market in Stocks as QE2 Draws to a Close - BullionVault

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Signs of a Bear Market in Stocks as QE2 Draws to a Close
BullionVault
For all the horror being expressed at the German idea that everyone would be better off if we were to torpedo this ship of fools — writing off irrecoverable debts, cleaning up the books, recapitalizing, and moving on — we suspect that the Lusitania ...

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It looks like the Fed's QE cruise has docked - Globe and Mail

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Globe and Mail

It looks like the Fed's QE cruise has docked
Globe and Mail
CNBC's hosts were having too much fun blasting a fog horn each time they talked about the Fed, a play on the cruise ship known affectionately by the same name. QE2 stuck, and almost every day since the Fed committee announced the asset purchase program ...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Global Investing: Why Slowing Down Makes Sense - Minyanville.com

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Global Investing: Why Slowing Down Makes Sense
Minyanville.com
... better known as QE2, I'm reminded of a real-world lesson taught to me by the other QE2—the boat variety—in the summer of 1992. Back then, within eyesight and earshot of the little island where we hang our summer hat, the luxury ├╝ber-ocean liner was ...

Dollar weakness boosts stocks in Thursday's last hour - Examiner.com

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Dollar weakness boosts stocks in Thursday's last hour
Examiner.com
But now, as QE2 ends with no QE3 in sight, Arbeter sees that trend reversing: He looks for the dollar to stabilize or move upward for a while, and risky assets to go in the opposite direction. No heavily-traded companies are releasing their quarterly ...

What the Heck is 'QE-2' Anyway? - Family Security Matters

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Family Security Matters

What the Heck is 'QE-2' Anyway?
Family Security Matters
We have had 'QE1' and now 'QE2' is about to expire this summer. So 1) what is it anyway?; 2) has it worked?; and 3) do we need to do 'QE3'? Here's a pretty good and relatively simple explanation of QEfrom the vaunted Bank of England no less. ...

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Bachmann: Bling for Ron Paul? - WND.com

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WND.com

Bachmann: Bling for Ron Paul?
WND.com
When Sarah Palin still thought QE2 was a ship set to sail from Alaska, Bachmann was sitting happily on panels with Ron Paul, Federal-Reserve-Bank slayer. By 2009, Bachmann was ready for that flotilla of fiat money the Fed chairman floated in support of ...

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Textbook Bounce Off the 200-day Moving Average - Business Insider

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Textbook Bounce Off the 200-day Moving Average
Business Insider
But the current environment is much more difficult to navigate, where a flock of macro swans — including European Debt, China hard landing, the QE2 endgame, Japan supply chain issues, global economic slowdown, natural disasters, and commodity price ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

PIMCO/Blackrock:Volatility Post QE,Not Necessarily Price Fall - IMarketnews.com

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PIMCO/Blackrock:Volatility Post QE,Not Necessarily Price Fall
IMarketnews.com
"By itself the end of QE2 should not cause meaningful market disruption," they added. Still, "investors should be prepared for an increase in volatility, and should emphasize closely managing portfolio asset allocation and risk levels." PIMCO agreed. ...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Retail Sales No Reason to Party - Seeking Alpha

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Retail Sales No Reason to Party
Seeking Alpha
This 6-month decline in the rate of growth of real retail sales suggests that the stimulus driven recovery is ending. If I am right, the numbers should turn negative in July after the Fed ends QE2. That ship has sailed. Changes in the annual growth ...

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How to decide on a cruise holiday - Moneywise Magazine

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Moneywise Magazine

How to decide on a cruise holiday
Moneywise Magazine
Until, that is, the day 20 years ago when we were invited onto the QE2, docked in Southampton. We walked towards the gangplank, the flanks of the ship towering over us, and Desi's eyes shone as he saw the sweep of her handsome prow. ...

Retail Sales No Reason for Market Party - Money Morning

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Retail Sales No Reason for Market Party
Money Morning
This 6 month decline in the rate of growth of real retail sales suggests that the stimulus driven recovery is ending. If I am right, the numbers should turn negative in July after the Fed ends QE2. That ship has sailed. Changes in the annual growth ...

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International Forecaster June 2011 (#5) - Gold, Silver, Economy + More - Gold Seek

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International Forecaster June 2011 (#5) - Gold, Silver, Economy + More
Gold Seek
Next year we will see further deterioration and 25% to 30% inflation caused by QE2 and stimulus 2. If the Fed increases money and credit from $1.7 to $2.5 trillion inflation will move up close to 50% or what we recognize as hyperinflation. ...

The Recent Retail Sales Are No Reason for A Market Party - Business Insider

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The Recent Retail Sales Are No Reason for A Market Party
Business Insider
This 6 month decline in the rate of growth of real retail sales suggests that the stimulus driven recovery is ending. If I am right, the numbers should turn negative in July after the Fed ends QE2. That ship has sailed. Changes in the annual growth ...

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Retail Sales No Reason for Market Party - Minyanville.com

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Retail Sales No Reason for Market Party
Minyanville.com
This 6-month decline in the rate of growth of real retail sales suggests that the stimulus driven recovery is ending. If I am right, the numbers should turn negative in July after the Fed ends QE2. That ship has sailed. Changes in the annual growth ...

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Should the US Constitution have an amendment requiring a balanced budget? - KSL-TV

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Should the US Constitution have an amendment requiring a balanced budget?
KSL-TV
Additionally, the federal government launched a QE2 -- Quantitative Easing -- which allows the government to use open market operations to buy up bonds and other financial assets to increase the nation's money supply. "In large part due to QE2, ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

After a dismal week – Monday brings a roller-coaster ride - Examiner.com

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After a dismal week – Monday brings a roller-coaster ride
Examiner.com
Meanwhile, the QE2 trade is essentially unwinding, and our impression is that the Fed's balance sheet is extended enough to make QE3 a difficult (though not impossible) sell. Further economic and market weakness might modify that possibility, ...