October 14, 2014

Ben Bernanke’s joke, will quite probably end up being on him.

The joke might be on Bernanke because, as is, one could say it is just the opposite, QE might have worked, in theory, if in practice all the stimulus it provided, had not been channeled to where it was least needed.

As happened credit-risk weighted capital requirements for banks have blocked the way for QE liquidity reaching “the risky”, all those SMEs and entrepreneurs who could have helped to put some new sting into the economy.

As I see it we now have wasted a QE, and there is little we can do about that, so let us wait until QE has been soaked up, if it is ever going to be soaked up, to make any final evaluation of how the Fed and Bernanke did… let’s cross our fingers they did not too bad.