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What the European Central Bank Is Planning for Asset Purchases

Ricky Cove
What the European Central Bank Is Planning for Asset Purchases

The ECB (European Central Bank) made no changes to its APP (asset purchase program) at its April meeting, maintaining that its purchase rate of 30 billion euros in debt securities per month will continue until the end of September 2018 or beyond if necessary. Recent developments indicate that the ECB is looking to end the APP, and this may be a good time to do so, as economic progress is encouraging. Whereas it’s not likely the ECB stops bond purchases abruptly in September, it could announce a plan to taper off purchases by the end of the year or early next year.