Yellen acknowledges interest rate risks

Interesting blog post in The Wall Street Journal regarding Fed vice chairman Janet Yellen’s acknowledgment that lowering interest rates has its risks. It seems that the biggest risk is the decreasing credibility of quantitative easing as a policy tool for moving toward what was formerly known as full employment. While generally I have nothing against policy that aids investors, QE does not signal to the world that America is a place to invest. If we are not a place to invest, then I don’t see employment rising as a result of this policy.

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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