Money, Money, Money

Given weak job numbers, a slowing world economy, and escalating financial stresses from Europe, the Fed will probably act. Since it can’t buy more long-term Treasuries (it nearly owns them all) or increase the size of its balance sheet (Republicans get angry) it’ll renew Operation Twist, which ends in June. The Fed will sell short term-Treasuries and with the money buy mortgage backed securities to help homeowners and the economy.

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