"The Fed extended its window of highly accommodative monetary policy to 'late 2014.' In a separate statement the Fed said it is targeting "2% inflation" as a target. This is the first time they have named an explicit inflation objective. The limiting factor of this decision is the value of the US dollar relative to hard goods, and not other fiat currencies.
"So unless there is a major policy error, deflation seems to be 'off the table' as an option at least as far as the Fed is concerned.
"The initial market reaction is for stocks to come off their lows, and gold and silver to rally sharply. Now we know why they were sitting on them so hard. If they had not I suspect we would see gold breaking out over 1700 and silver well past 33. This goes beyond the management of perception into the realm of a control fraud by the banks. I hope that when the truth comes out that people will not be persuaded to ignore that distinction.
"This statement shows a longer term commitment to de facto QE at least."