At some point, the Fed won't have a choice in the matter and its respective hand will be forced. Notice the cadence of rhetoric went from cost benefits analysis to the actual notion of tapering. We need to really pay attention to the language and understand what is being disseminated. The trend the Fed is trying to put in place is: Cost benefits analysis - talk about tapering - actual tapering. Along each step in the verbiage you have the Fed's intentions. What the actual results will be nobody knows until it actually happens.