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The Fed grapples with mixed economic signals

At press time, recently appoints Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is being presented with a challenge right out of the gate. Do we taper the taper? The Federal Reserve is currently buying $65 billion in bonds per month (down from the high of $85 billion) in an effort to keep mortgage and treasury rates down. The Fed seems to be on course to reduce their bond purchases by $10 billion per Fed meeting, which occurs approximately every six weeks. The Fed has already decided to taper for a second time since the tapering started in December. The Fed has stated that …

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