WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Bernanke was on the Hill to give his views on the current economic outlook.
If we see continued improvement and we have confidence that that is going to be sustained, then in the next few meetings, we could take a step down in our pace of purchases. If we do that, it does not mean that we are automatically aiming towards a complete wind-down.
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Federal Reserve's bond buying may wind down
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