BOSTON — Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke spoke cautiously about the possibility of additional quantitative easing Friday, less than three weeks before Fed policymakers meet to decide whether to resume large-scale bond ­purchases.

Bernanke, speaking to a Federal ­Reserve Bank of Boston conference, ­reiterated the Federal Open Market Committee’s September commitment to provide ­“additional accommodation if needed” to meet the Fed’s dual mandate of promoting price stability and full employment.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.