Investors on edge as years of easy money come to an end

November 3, 2014 at 15:48 (Uncategorized)

Financial Post | Business

After six years, the end of easy money from the United States is finally here.

[np_storybar title=”Kicking oil when it’s down: Goldman Sachs’ price outlook ‘late to the game’” link=””]Goldman Sachs Group Inc. spoke, and oil traders listened Monday, pushing prices further into bear territory in an already-nervous market after the influential Wall Street bank slashed its oil price forecast.

Goldman tends to command greater attention when it makes its calls, partly because its predictions tend to be bold and provocative. The result is that they have in the past become self-fulfilling prophecies — for a short while. Keep reading.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to conclude its third quantitative-easing program Wednesday, after more than two years of monthly asset purchases that have expanded its balance sheet by roughly US$1.6-trillion.

The end may not be cheered by investors, who have benefited from the massive liquidity influx generated…

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