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Is monetary expansion policy the same as quantitative easing (i.e the buying of US treasuries by Federal reserve which injects more USD into the economy)?

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It is not. Monetary expansion is increasing the money supply (through whatever method).

Quantitative easing increases the money supply / injects liquidity, but also reduces privately hold stocks (and hence can reduce risks from the banks' balance sheets).

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. What other methods except QE help increase money supply? $\endgroup$ – Victor123 Apr 21 '15 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Victor123 that sounds like a new question to me :) $\endgroup$ – FooBar Apr 21 '15 at 14:04

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