We believe the Fed’s mortgage purchase program is helping to bolster economic activity, and accomplishing more than Treasury purchases alone.
The Fed has moved aggressively to stabilize core assets, including mortgages. Yet several market indicators are still concerning.
The Fed could give the economy a powerful boost by maintaining the mix of assets on its balance sheet.
The Fed has another lever to pull to ease monetary policy, one that could increase savings rates and create more disposable income.