Fed's decision not to taper was a big surprise to Wall Street

October 2013
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;10/7/2013, Vol. 43 Issue 8, p6
The article presents the decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve not to pull back their support for bond purchases in 2013. It discusses the reaction in the market on the comments of Chairman Ben Bernanke about a possible tapering of bond purchases. The author argues that though there improvements in the economy, the decision to continue the Federal Reserve policy could be attributed to developments in the housing market which has not yet recovered.


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