Category Archives: ECB

Where The Next Financial Crisis Begins

We are not sure of how the next financial crisis will exactly unfold but reasonably confident it will have its roots in the following analysis.   Maybe it has already begun. The U.S. Treasury market is the center of the financial … Continue reading

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ECB Easy As 123

It's ECB day! We've done all the hard work so you don't have to. pic.twitter.com/sF33oJheAk — ING Economics (@ING_Economics) July 26, 2018

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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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The Bund With A Draghi Tattoo

The consequences for global markets of an end to ECB QE will be much bigger than those associated with the end of the Fed’s QE –  Guillermo Tolosa, Oxford Economics Huge ECB meeting on Thursday.   Will Mario Draghi announce a path to normalize monetary … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – May 30

Italy’s president has attempted to broker an eleventh-hour deal between the country’s two largest populist parties to avoid another destabilising national election, helping Italian assets recover from a sell-off that rattled investors worldwide. Sergio Mattarella, who triggered this week’s crisis … Continue reading

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Dimon Says Prepare for 4% Yields – Bloomberg

Wow!  It sounds like Jamie read our recent post,  Prepare For Much Higher Long-Term Rates.   Nah, we are just on the same page. He speculates the yield curve will not invert as it did in the last tightening cycle; long-term … Continue reading

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Draghi’s Monetary Policy Statement

Apr.26 — European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference in Frankfurt about the economy, monetary policy and inflation after the ECB maintained its pledge to move slowly in removing euro-area stimulus. (This is his opening statement.)  … Continue reading

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SPD To Get German Finance Ministry

Breaking. Angela Merkel has agreed with Social Democrats on a new coalition German government. Political leaders in Germany have reportedly reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new coalition government, following months of uncertainty after elections in September failed … Continue reading

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Merkel Retains Power, Far Right Moves To Bundestag

Just when you thought eMac – Emmual Macron –  had stamped out right-wing populism in Europe, here come the Germans.   The country’s two leading political parties,  the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU – “The Union) and the Social Democrats (SPD),  who are … Continue reading

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Fed Day With Extremely Loose Financial Conditions

Today is the day,  folks. The consensus is the Fed announces the start of quantitative tightening (QT).   History in the making. Draining Liquidity Though monetary tightening officially began in December 2015,  this will be the first time the Fed drains … Continue reading

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