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To answer this question, we have to first understand that Quantitative Easing in US is a long dragged out process. Beginning with QE 1 initiated in November 2008 and in fact up till today, QE 4 is still taking place, also called QE infinity, it will take place until unemployment rate falls below 6.5% or until core inflation rose above 2.5%. Hence, when evaluating the success of something that lasts so many years, what constitutes a success? Are we referring to whether QE can prevent an economy from falling into a deep recession? Or do we define success by bringing an economy in a recession state back to full employment?
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Let me now bring you back to the year 2008 when QE was first introduced. The economy was in a constant downhill slide. It can be said that the first round of QE was effective in preventing the economy from sinking further into the great recession, where in late November 2008, the Federal Reserve started buying $600 billion in mortgage-backed securities, helping to stabilize the economy. Government purchase was halted when economy had an improvement. However, after a while, they realise that the economy is not growing as robustly as they expect it to be. This led to the second round of quantitative easing in November 2010.
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The Fed commenced QE2 and started buying another $600 billion of treasury. Once again, the market responded positively as seen from the increase in US share prices.
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This cycle repeats itself multiple times till today. We are in the midst of QE4 where the Fed continued buying financial assets at $85billion a month. So by using the stock market as a representation of the economy, we see that the economy is performing much better now than it was at the start of the great recession. However of course, we all know that these markets have been artificially inflated by federal government…...

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