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    QE or not QE …. Make up your mind?

    Last week, investors and traders obsessed about the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and the possibility it might begin to end its quantitative easing (QE) program. The Fed began its first round of quantitative easing during the financial crisis in an effort to prop up the American economy. In general, quantitative easing helps increase money supply and promote lending and liquidity. Investors’ fears about what may happen when the program ends were apparent when, despite abundant positive economic news, major world stock markets lost value last week.