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The Really Big Stock Bull Case Says Fed Stimulus Doesn’t Go Away

  • Price-liquidity ratio suggests equities have more room to run
  • Central bank to start main street lending facility soon
Newly printed 100 dollar bills.
Newly printed 100 dollar bills.Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America

How willing will the Federal Reserve be just to switch off all the stimulus it rolled out to safeguard markets from the coronavirus? The most plausible answer is “not very,” logic that forms the most aggressive bull case on equities.

As anyone knows who has watched the rocky path to reopening cities and states, it’s hard to tell when to sound the all clear in waters as uncharted as they are now. Uncertainty dictates prudence. That’s the case in deciding when to allow people back to work, and will logically guide policy makers, too, when it comes to their measures that have kept markets in working order.