Fed Folds, Open-Ended MBS Buying, Extends Operation Twist

Fed Folds: Will Do Open-Ended MBS Buying, Extends Operation Twist

Courtesy of ZeroHedge

Bernanke has acquiesced and is now the 4th branch of the status quo- and all is well in the world:

  • *FED TO KEEP POLICY STIMULATIVE FOR `CONSIDERABLE TIME'
  • *FED WILL ADD TO PURCHASES IF LABOR MARKET DOESN'T IMPROVE
  • *FED DOES NOT SAY WHEN MBS PURCHASE PROGRAM TO END
  • *FED TO BUY $40B MBS MONTHLY, CONTINUE `OPERATION TWIST'
  • *FED TO BUY MBS, EXTENDS ZERO-RATE POLICY INTO 2015

To summarize:

  • The good news: The Fed's NEWER, OPEN-ENDED and NEVERENDING QE is bigger, longer, and has a Retina display (however its battery life is far shorter).
  • The bad news: The Fed has now confirmed it is merely a sad, political, self-frontrunning caricature of what a central bank should be.

Pre-FOMC:

S&P 500 Cash    1437.9
S&P 500 Futures    1437
Dow    13345.43
10Y    1.7247
5Y    0.6522
30Y    2.8815
EUR    1.2895
MBS Spread    0.57993
Gold    1724.35
Silver    32.77
WTI Oil    97.23
USD Index    79.70237
Apple    676.91

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