• Cutting rate paid on excess reserves could lower medium, long-term rates
  • stronger promise for low rates for even longer would reduce medium, long-term rates
  • More Fed purchases of Treasuries would have non-trivial effect on forward rate guidance

On the economy, the Minneapolis Fed president lowered his outlook

  • Cuts outlook for 2011 to 2.5% from 3.0%
  • Recovery is distinctly modest
  • lack of vitality in job market is disturbing
  • Sees unemployment above 8% well into 2012

Sounds like he is on board for more “non-standard” measures, if need be…