Individual Investors Pleased About End of Quantitative Easing


This week’s Sentiment Survey special question asked AAII members what they thought about the Federal Reserve’s decision to conclude its bond purchase program. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64%) said it is a good idea or that was about time to end the program. About 13% of respondents said the Fed should have ended quantitative easing sooner. Approximately 8% thought the conclusion of the bond purchases will have little or no impact. A few members said the Fed could always restart the stimulus if economic conditions worsen.

Here is a sampling of the responses:

  • “I think it’s an excellent idea. Maybe now there will be some investments for retired people other than just stocks.”
  • “It should have been ended a long time ago.”
  • “Well-telegraphed and done at the correct time.”
  • “I think it was the right thing to do. They can restart if needed, but the economy needs to stand on its own.”
  • “I’m glad they followed through as planned.”
  • “Amen!!”

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