Bernanke: Easy money won't shake financial system

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said easy-money policies could shake the financial system, but doesn't see any reason to believe that's going on.

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Bernanke, in his last public remarks before leaving office, said "the financial system is strong. The key financial institutions are well-capitalized," according to The Wall Street Journal.

Speaking at an event held by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Bernanke said potential instability was the only criticism of his stimulus program that he found at all persuasive. Still, he said the Fed under his watch was very mindful of that risk.