In doing so, it has helped boost the stock market and contribute to the housing recovery but has failed to generate a similar amount of strength in the broader economy.
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From Gross' view, the Fed's zero interest rate policy has made life miserable for fixed-income investors and savers, depressing yields and inhibiting businesses from innovating or expanding.
"Western corporations seem focused more on returning capital as opposed to investing it," he wrote. "Low (returns on investment) fostered by central bank policies in financial markets seem to have increasingly negative influences on investment and real growth."
Indeed, while the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.5 percent from its October 2009 peak of 10 percent, that has been as much a function of a decreasing labor force as it has been strong job creation.
Gross warned that a continuation of current policies will hamper growth, despite Bernanke's hopes that rates will return to normal once monetary policy grows the economy.
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"Sacrifice now, he lectures investors, in order to prosper later," Gross said. "Well it's been five years Mr. Chairman and the real economy has not once over a 12-month period of time grown faster than 2.5 percent."
The economic news of late has not been good, with manufacturing and trade levels suggesting economic growth waning from the 2.4 percent registered in the first quarter.
"Perhaps when yields, carry and expected returns on financial and real assets become so low, then risk-taking investors turn inward and more conservative as opposed to outward and more risk seeking," Gross warned Bernanke. "Perhaps financial markets and real economic growth are more at risk than your calm demeanor would convey."
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—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.