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Will the Federal Reserve End QE This Year?

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its latest Federal Open Markets Committee Meeting several hours earlier than planned.

The minutes were inadvertently released to about 100 Congressional staffers and trade lobbyists shortly after 2pm ET Tuesday, according to a Federal Reserve spokesperson.

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting suggest that members have grown increasingly concerned that things could get messy if it continues its asset-purchasing and money-printing policies too far into the future.

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Among those concerns are instability to the financial system, a sudden rise in interest rates and inflation.

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