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Goldman Outlines The Cost, Risk, And Investment Implications Of QE3

•, Sam Ro
 Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve unveiled its latest monetary policy: unlimited QE. Basically, the Fed plans to buy bonds and keep interest rates as low as possible until unemployment comes down the economy starts growing at a healthy clip.

Goldman Sachs' David Kostin succinctly talks about the costs, risks and investment implications in a new note to clients:

The new policy has costs, risks, and investment implications. The “cost” of a sustained low interest rate policy is borne heavily by those dependent on fixed income where low yields make it difficult to cover living expenses. Yield is rare in the current investment environment. Our Dividend Growth basket should outperform given the premium yield (2.7% vs. 2.2% for SPX) and dividend growth (15% CAGR through 2014 vs. 8% for S&P 500).

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