JONESBORO, Ark. Feb 13 The Federal Reserve is
unlikely to change its guidance on when it will end its massive
bond purchases, because differences among policy-makers are to
great to forge a consensus around adopting specific thresholds,
a senior Fed official said on Wednesday.
"It seems sensible but I don't think we are going to be able
to do that," St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told
reporters. "The asset purchase program is too controversial,
both inside and outside the committee, and I don't think the
chairman can garner enough agreement," he said.