Has Quantitative Easing Been a Wild Success?

As the broader stock market reaches record highs, many investors are pointing to the Fed's QE programs as the main reason for appreciating prices in risky assets. While some fear the long-term impacts of the program, few can argue the positive impacts it has had on deleveraging consumers and the housing market.

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  • Report this Comment On April 10, 2013, at 9:10 PM, neamakri wrote:

    Here's what I think I know about QE. Bernanke wrote a check for $600 billion. The treasury cashed it and printed money. That money was given to the federal government to spend.

    I fail to see how that helped the housing market? If someone could show me a cause-and-effect chain of events to make that true, please show me!

    (note: keeping interest rates near zero is NOT QE)

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