Saturday, May 15, 2010
More WSJ Propaganda
"The [Fed] has acquired more than $1 trillion of mortgage-backed securities in the past 15 months. At their policy meeting next week, Fed officials will decide how and when to get rid of them without jarring financial markets and the nascent economic recovery. ... The more challenging issue will be agreeing on a long-term plan to shrink a balance sheet of $2.38 trillion, or more than double the pre-crisis levels, according to Fed insiders. ... It is also possible that the Fed won't signal its intentions on the matter in its post-meeting statement on Wednesday. But markets are on edge because its mortgage-bond holdings are so large. ... Fed staff next week will present models to forecast how different approaches to reducing the portfolio might play in markets. ... But Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke made his preferences clear. 'I currently do not anticipate that the [Fed] will sell any of its security holdings in the near term, at least until after policy tightening has gotten under way and the economy is clearly in a sustainable recovery,' he said in February testimony before Congress", Jon Hilsenrath at the WSJ, 24 April 2010, link:
When will Zimbabwe Ben (ZB) sell these fine securities? Try 2110! This is just more Fed smoke screening. If ZB sells this crap, it's true value might be exposed along with the Fed's insolvency.