There are no more worthless mortgages to buy at full "mark to fantasy" value with newly printed money. The Fed has finished gorging its owners and now will settle down to simply trough feeding them.
The goal of the Fed was to save its member banks -- it has done so and will continue the taper regardless of what the main street economy looks like. The rich always win it is a rigged game meant to destroy the masses. Merry Christmas everyone:)