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View Diary: Private enterprise shackled by Obamunism, aka Dow hits 15,000 for first time (153 comments)

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  •  Economic illiteracy knows no party affiliation (0+ / 0-)

    QE absolutely has an effect on the stock market.  

    One of the primary purposes of quantitative easing is to drive down interest rates and lure investors out of safe investments like treasury securities, and into riskier investments such as stocks. The basic purpose is to help rebuild individual investment portfolios, make big companies more confident about spending and making deals, and generate more overall optimism about the economy.

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