Fed Says Slight Rise In Interest Rates Is Sign QE Stimulus Is Working Hot

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US durable goods orders excluding transportation gear rose the most in over a year and existing home sales rose more than expected.
 
This sent the stock market to another five year high, the second in as many days, on greater optimism about the economy.
 
The S&P 500 index also achieved a five-year high on February 19 on an improved consumer spending report.
 
Bernanke said the Fed would soon conduct a review of its exit strategy from its current bond-purchasing program.
 
The existing strategy calls for selling assets and raising benchmark interest rates. Another option would be to hold the securities a bit longer until they mature.

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