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Believing Fed Tapering Will Start in September Is ‘For the Birds’: Danny Blanchflower

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Global stocks markets are once rallying on the words of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Just two hours after the Fed released meeting minutes showing discord among policy makers, Bernanke told a meeting of economists that the Fed needs to continue its “highly accommodative monetary policy” for the foreseeable future.”

Then, U.S. stocks, which had just ended a lackluster session, took off, and e he rally continued overseas in Asian, then European markets, and into U.S. futures before the open.