The real reason the Fed is going to begin tapering

 · It is for this last reason that we spend so much time monitoring the growth of central bank reserves held at the Fed; for as long as these are expanding, there are few reasons to fear a hiccup in.

After months of mixed signals, no one’s quite sure whether the Federal Reserve Open market committee (fomc) will actually start the taper. "Whether the taper is $10 or $10 billion doesn’t matter..

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 · Fed Tightening Is The Real Issue, Not Tapering. And since banks already have enough reserves to support virtually unlimited lending, reducing the growth of bank reserves by a small amount is not going to materially slow or discourage bank lending going forward. It’s almost a non-event.

El-Erian, a former economic adviser to President Obama, pointed out that an interest rate cut will come with real trade-offs.

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 · The Federal Reserve will only begin tapering when the economy shows clearer signs of improvement and even then it should act slowly, according to a senior central banker.

The longer the signals in capital markets go haywire under the influence of "monetary stimulus," the bigger is the cumulative economic cost. That is one big reason why this fourth Fed stimulus.

 · Fed officials also raised substantial new concerns about the potential effects of higher interest rates and the fiscal debate in Washington on the economy and the outlook. “If the economy were behaving in a way aligned with the Fed’s June forecast, then it’s certainly likely that the Fed would begin to taper later this year,” Dudley said.

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 · Fed set to shrink huge bond portfolio, pushing up interest rates. He said he believed the program would start in December and last perhaps five years. The size of the holdings not recycled likely would increase with time. Of course, there is a debate on.