May 23, 2011

Jim Grant on "QE3 through QE N"

Because the Fed has coaxed or cajoled people into stocks, including many financial non-professionals, I think it has moral ownership of the market in a way that no recent Fed has had. Either the stock market owns the Fed, or vice versa but they are too intertwined now. If stocks pull back by 20 percent, how can Bernanke just sit there and say, `I want a bear market?' I think he has some moral responsibility for the finances of the non-professionals who bought.

It means QE 3 through QE N.

~Jim Grant, editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Associated Press interview, May 20, 2011

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