Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It's The Economy Stupid: Fed Announces $10 Billion Taper

It was Ben Bernake’s last rodeo, and the Fed chose to pull back on the reins. 


The Fed announced that it will reduce it’s $85 Billion per month security purchase program by $10 Billion to $75 Billion per month.


The stock market was down at the time of the Fed announcement and it is now rallying.  The Dow was down 60 points, but is now up over 100 points.  Bonds have sold off, but that may change as this information is digested. 



“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison


John Broussard

Assistant State Treasurer

Chief Investment Officer

State of Louisiana

Department of the Treasury



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