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What is quantitative easing?

Our latest video tutorial for novice investors. Tim Bennett explains what the latest round of quantitative easing (QE2) is all about.

The Federal Reserve is planning to engage in more quantitative easing. But what is quantitative easing? Is it really just money printing? And why have central banks decided they need to do more of it? Tim Bennett answers all these questions and looks at what the consequences of more QE could be, for both investors and the wider economy.

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