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Any support for the idea that QE is employed to prevent the money supply from contracting

It appears to me that QE has been employed after the collapse of housing bubbles - both in Japan in the early nineties and in many other countries around 2008. During a housing bubble there is a high ...
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To what extent can cryptocurrencies be influenced by monetary policy?

Background In modern economies, at least up until ~10 years ago, it was assumed that a currency would be technically able to be subjected to monetary policy, that is, where more money is created or ...
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During QE what prevents the banks from selling government debt to invest in the stock market instead of lending out the money?

This is how QE is supposed to work: The fed buys government debt from banks. This lowers the long term interest rates and businesses and consumers borrow more, which is good for the economy. But what ...
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Risks asscoiated short term stimulus as interest rates approach zero

TL;DR Government interest rates are approaching zero. What are the risks to borrowing large sums in the current enviroment? Would inflation occur? Full Story I was recently reading an article about ...
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Did the Bank Of England say QE doesn't work?

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/working-paper/2020/does-quantitative-easing-boost-bank-lending-to-the-real-economy Staff Working Paper No. 883 Published on 14 August 2020 From the conclusion: If the ...
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Typical duration of bonds purchased in QE

I know that QE involves the purchasing of government bonds by the central bank "printing money" but I am curious about what the typical time to maturity of those bonds are. I.e. the typical ...
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How does QE effect the collaterals?

For instance, the ECB accepts green bonds as collateral. And also they are more likely to include green bonds in a QE program. Does this face make a green bond more valuable? How would it work in a ...
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What happens when government bonds purchased as part of central bank quantitative easing (QE) reach maturity?

Does the central bank ask the government to pay or are they rolled over?
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Does quantitative easing favour banks?

The reserve bank recently announced it would print $100B over 6 months, and spend this buying back gov bonds. Will this policy advantage the financial sector over other parts of the economy? Why ...
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Interest rates in Quantitative Easing of 2008

When the US govt printed money in 2008 and lend it to the banks, how much the banks had to pay in interest?
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Why may printing trillions of dollars not lead to inflation?

By definition, inflation should be affected by the increase of the money supply. During the pandemic, there have been numerous huge monetary policies executed, e.g., quantitative easing (QE), ...
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Are quantitative easing and helicopter cash really different tactics? And how does QE relate to Modern Monetary Theory?

I've been trying to get a clear understanding of exactly what economists mean by Quantitative Easing (QE). It seems to me that different people mean different things by it. I find simplistic analogies ...
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Is QE the equivalent of printing money?

I heard somewhere that QE is not the same as printing money -- in fact as I know it, QE is the purchase of assets in exchange for more liquid and high-quality, better collaborated debt. In other words,...
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Pareto efficiency analysis of level of M1 growth from quantitative easing

BMO recently conducted an analysis on US monetary policy and noted that quantitative easing has had diminishing effects on M1 growth. Daniel Krieter wrote: QE has fed through to the real economy in a ...
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Quantitative easing and interest rate parity

Suppose a country initiates quantitative easing by printing money and buying government debt. This will put a downward pressure on interest rates. Will this action tend to depreciate the country's ...
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Does the government ever pay back its debt from the OMO to the Fed? [closed]

I'm getting confused about how exactly does money being created by the Fed. From investopidia.com: ...
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Does quantitative easing appreciate or depreciate the domestic currency?

410 gone says the domestic currency depreciates. You've identified the first-order effect: the supply of local currency has increased, so its price (and from the perspective of other currencies, ...
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Why does the Fed feel the need to reduce its balance sheet? [closed]

Why does the Fed feel the need to reduce its balance sheet? What is the problem with the Fed having a large balance sheet long term? What would happen if the value on the Fed's balance sheet ...
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How exactly does QE affect the value of the USD?

A lot of people on the Internet refer to quantitative easing (QE) as a form of "legal money printing" when it is actually not. As such, many of these folks would thus erroneously say that QE leads to ...
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Why doesn't QE cause the federal funds rate to continue decreasing?

Quantitative easing (QE) is essentially a large-scale form of open market operations, in which the Fed buys large amounts of treasury bills of all maturities (ranging from 1-month to 30-year) and ...
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During the COVID pandemic, why can't helicopter money be used to replace lost income for those barred from working?

In "normal times" my understanding is that one way Central banks create money is by extending a loan. The loan ensures money will be soaked back up in future, thus preventing inflation / devaluation ...
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How yield rates influence the "cost of borrowing" for borrowers

I am currently learning about quantitative easing, and I am having trouble understanding yield rates and how that influences the "cost of borrowing". This is the resource I am using. The lecturer ...
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Why is the Australian Government financing the stimulus via debt rather than the RBA?

The Australian Government is engaging in quantitative easing for the first time. The RBA is creating money that is being used to buy bonds on the secondary market so that there is enough liquidity for ...
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How much money has the Fed printed?

The Federal Reserve is the bank of banks in the US. While it cannot force banks to change their rates in order to monitor the economy, it has several other ways to influence. One way it by printing ...
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Why has QE produced hyper-inflation in other countries, but not US and China? [duplicate]

QE and similar methods ("printing money", increasing M2 money supply) have caused currencies in countries such as Zimbabwe and Venezuela to collapse. Why hasn't it caused similar issues in countries ...
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Why does lowering stock rate of returns increase stock prices?

(i) I don't understand point 1 beneath. Why does the Federal Reserve's buying assets lower risk premiums? (ii) I don't understand point 3 beneath. Why does lower stock rate of returns increase stock ...
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Why won't the Federal Reserve's 2020 quantitative easing cause hyperinflation like in 1921-1923 Weimar Republic? [closed]

Pls ELI5. 2013 was last time I opened macroeconomics textbook! I just have a B.A. economics. On r/Economics, u/ComfortableCold9 asked From your point of view, at what point would we [the USA in ...
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How does the Federal Reserve unwind the asset purchasing scheme announced in response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic?

On Monday, 06 April, 2020 the Financial Times reported that the Federal Reserve balance sheet could increase to $9 trillion. This is partly due to the myriad of initiatives, some new, to protect the ...
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What amount of Quantitative Easing will cause hyperinflation?

You all know that Quantitative Easing shifts the LM and AD curves right, so I haven't taken the time to redraw this picture. What's the maximum amount of Quantitative Easing that the Federal Reserve ...
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Can the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing negative interest rates?

When I did my B.A. in economics, I never thought about extending $L(i)$ to negative y-axis. A central bank like the US Federal Reserve is quantitative easing more. This means $\dfrac{M}{P}$ curve ...
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Why isn't the Federal Reserve bothered by the drawbacks of its unlimited Quantitative Easing?

On Mar. 26 2020, Fed announces unlimited QE and sets up several new lending programs : finance. I know little on the U.S., as my B.A. economics degree is from a Ontario university. If I remember the ...
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How is the Corona $2 trilion stimulus package going to be financed?

Perhaps this is a simple question but as a non-US citizen I don't understand how the US government is going to finance the $2 trillion stimulus package to combat the economic damage due to the Corona ...
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Can quantative easing be summarized as "The state prints cash to pay its debt to private sector"?

I find that most sources describe quantitative easing in an overly complicated way that obscures what it basically means. As far as I understand a central bank is a public entity owned by a state, ...
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Are Open Market Operations a Gift to the .1%?

My Background I was an Economics major a long time ago and I don't work in a related field. I have this question that's been nagging me. I hope somebody can answer the questions at the bottom. ...
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In an IS-LM (real interest rate)-PC framework: what is the effect of QE?

In an IS-LM (real interest rate)-PC framework. Would you say that quantitative easing shifts LM and PC because it increases inflation expectations or that it affects consumer and investors confidence ...
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The Fed Lowered Interest Rates, Are they going to buy Bonds?

I originally asked this question on personal finance/money because I didn't know that this exchange site existed. link to same question at person finance/money. Someone on that site mentioned that it ...
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Do low bond yields make QE ineffective

The next recession is coming up soon and I've been wondering how effective our expansionary monetary policy will be. The interest rate doesn't have a ton of room to be lowered and bond yields are half ...
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Why the historically narrow asset class purchases from QE

Let's begin by mapping out some context by assuming the following goals of implementing QE: prevent dire systemic liquidity concerns reach inflation targets manage expectations in the private sector ...
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What happened to the money multiplier after QE?

QE meant that the monetary base increased dramatically, yet we don't see such a large reaction in money supply (I am thinking of M4 for the UK) nor in inflation. Why is this money not being lent out? ...
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Did (or can) quantitative easing cause an "everything bubble"?

Wolfstreet claims that It’s true that despite QE globally – not just in Japan – there has been relatively little consumer price inflation in the countries whose central banks perpetrated it. But it ...
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Why inflation is still reported low?

Recently I heard from Richard Koo's video, that central banks have injected so much money to the banking system. There is enough reserves in the U.S. banking system to increase money supply 16 times. ...
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Quantitative easing

Quantitative easing is an unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the ...
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Question on money supply related to new crypto project

Following questions are related to a crypto project I am working on and proper answers are of utmost importance to this concept's development. I unfortunately lack expert knowledge about money supply ...
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How does changing the Bank of England base rate work?

If we assume the demand for money (D above) is fixed in this position (for the purposes of this question), and supply (S) is fixed in this position, then how can the BoE change market interest rates (...
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In quantitative tightening do banks have no choice in refusing to buy bonds from Central Banks (mainly Federal Reserve)

In light of the recent unease about interest rate rise, I've been taking a growing interest in how our economy actually works, something I've been trying to avoid. So this forum is a way for me to ...
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Extension on the suspension of national debt ceiling

So I just want to make sure i got this right, The national debt ceiling was suspended, i.e. the government can now freely spend until Dec.8, which they "say" was for providing $15bn in hurricane ...
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When the ECB does QE, does it print new money?

I knew that when the Fed in the US buys bonds through Quantitative Easing, it does so using money it has from previous profits and that it doesn't print new money. However, I was reading this article ...
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Fed, Asset prices, and the Economy

Often you hear people speak about how the Fed has created a fake economy, or one that is propped up with their support, and that they have artificially raised asset prices. What does this exactly mean?...
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Print money to buy and nationalise companies

If there's a water company worth £4 billion making £500 million a year profit, the government "prints" £4 billion and buys the company, then every year "burns" half the profit and reinvests the other ...
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Do credit cards create more printed money

As far as I know, when people take a loan from a bank, most of the loan value is electronically printed money, i.e. money that did not exist before. Is it also what happens with consumer credit cards? ...