At the conclusion of today’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Committee, concerned about continued weakness in the pace of economic recovery, noted that it “will continue to monitor the economic outlook and financial developments and is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed to support the economic recovery and to return inflation, over time, to levels consistent with its mandate”.

While the Committee took no direct action at today’s meeting, it clearly telegraphed its willingness to continue quantitative easing by restarting large purchases of U. S. Treasury Bonds.

Today’s meeting of the FOMC is the Committee’s last regularly scheduled meeting prior to the November elections.