Concerned about their growing balance sheet, Fed officials began debating an end to their bond buying as early as this year even while preparing to boost stimulus to a new record, reports Bloomberg. Minutes from their December 11-12 meeting showed that "several” members of the Federal Open Market Committee said it would “probably be appropriate to slow or stop purchases well before the end of 2013.” A “few” others were willing to let the program run to the end of the year while “a few others” didn’t give a time frame.
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