Tag Archives: QE

Charts That Count: QE QED

Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers the story of the world’s attempts to stop the financial crisis turning into a Great Depression has been dominated by central banks’ balance sheets. John Authers describes how this averted total disaster and sparked … Continue reading

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ECB to end stimulus programme later this year

ECB President Mario Draghi admitted the eurozone recovery has slowed and kept record low interest rates unchanged… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/14/ec…

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QE And The Laurel vs. Yanny Distortion

Interesting clip from Wired,  interviewing  a neuroscientist explaining how people get the sound Laurel and Yanny name so different. The interview is profound if you take the principles and apply them to the markets.  It’s all about reading the correct … Continue reading

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QOTD: Druck On Distorted Interest Rates

…today we have settled to allowing the most important price of all, long-term interest rates, to be regularly distorted by public intervention. …If I were trying to create a deflationary bust, I would do exact exactly what the world’s central … Continue reading

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Cleveland Fed Dishes On Yield Curve Signal

Check out the latest from the Cleveland Fed president,  Loretta Mester: Mester advised that there is “no evidence” for thinking that a flatter curve signals a weaker economy at this time, Reuters reported. She added that “structural factors,” such as bond-buying by central … Continue reading

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What Keeps Us Up At Night…

This could end America’s free-ride:  no more QE;  no more balance of payments deficits without tears;  and no more foreign financing of the U.S. budget deficit. We hope the Administration at least is concerned and has it on their radar. … Continue reading

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Super Mario’s Problem In One Picture

File under “Kafkaesque Markets.” Source:  MacroTourist

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Did Janet Yellen Hear Us?

In our piece, Reflexivity And Why The Fed Must Sell The Long End, posted on June 13th,  we warned of the dangers of a flattening yield curve based on distorted interest rates due to QE. ..some still look to the badly distorted bond … Continue reading

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The Bonds With A Draghi Tattoo

On Tuesday,  June 27th,  Super Mario said this, “Deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones.”  – Mario Draghi And here is how global 10-year bond yields reacted, The German 10-year Bund yield increased 77 percent — OK, from a … Continue reading

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ECB’s bond buying explained – FT

ECB’s plans to purchase private sector debt in focus The ECB surprised investors with its unconventional methods of reinvigorating eurozone growth. Rochelle Toplensky, the FT’s markets reporter, explains. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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