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QE4: Explanation, Pros and Cons



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QE4: Explanation, Pros and Cons
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** QE4: Explanation, Pros and Cons **

How QE4 Changed Fed History

Janet Yellen and QE4 - Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen answers questions at a news
conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting September 17,
2015 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
By Kimberly Amadeo
US Economy Expert


By Kimberly Amadeo

Updated June 28, 2016.

*Definition: *QE4 was the fourth round of Quantitative Easing established
by the Federal Reserve. Through QE4, the Fed bought long-term U.S.
Treasury notes using credit it simply created. It used its Trading Desk
at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, buying $85 billion in Treasuries from
member banks each month. Almost all banks are members of the Federal
Reserve system. The program began in January 2013.

On June 19, 2013, the FOMC announced it would begin tapering purchases by
the end of the year if it looked like economic growth, inflation and
unemployment were on track to meet the Fed's targets. For more on this
announcement, see FOMC Meetings Summary.

As a result, the stock market tumbled and the yield on the ten-year


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