Bernanke Reiterates the Fed's "Whatever It Takes" Pledge for the Thousandth Time
I won't call Bernanke a one trick pony since he's got more tricks than a Hollywood madam but I will say this: the man is nothing if not consistent.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain," and the central bank is ready to take new steps to keep the recovery alive if the economy worsens.
Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, Bernanke also said record low interest rates are still needed to bolster the U.S. economy. He repeated a pledge to keep them there for an "extended period."
Whatever it takes!
Full text of Bernanke's semi-annual monetary policy check-in with Congress may be found via the Board of Governors.