With the Bank of Japan and the Fed meeting this week, it's time to watch for who is really the "big easer."
Lawrence Goodman, president of the Center for Financial Stability and a former Treasury official, told CNBC's Simon Hobbs that he thinks the banks will strike similar tones.
"Central banks are confronting a world with slow and sluggish growth, and they want to act. So the central banks such as the Fed and BOJ, where we will get more information next week, are going to be adopting relatively easy monetary stances," he says. But in the U.S., he adds, "the risk is that the forecasts themselves will change" and indicate more growth than they had before.