Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Negative yields in 90 seconds – FT

Negative yielding bonds now account for about $2tn of debt issued across Europe, and that figure is rising. Michael MacKenzie, markets editor, explains in 90 seconds what it really means when someone buys a bond with a negative yield. The … Continue reading

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Fed hides nuggets in minutes – FT

FT US Alphaville Editor Cardiff Garcia and his collaborator Matthew Klein examine the clues given by the central bank board members about the trajectory of the US economy which triggered the market reaction to the Fed minutes, sending gold higher … Continue reading

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Why buy Europe? – FT

The FT’s John Authers quizzes Citi’s Jonathan Stubbs on the reasons to buy European stocks. Europe looks cheap, but arguably the answer boils down to two letters: QE. Click here for more Authers Note videos http://video.ft.com/Authers-Note (click here if video … Continue reading

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Is patience a virtue? – FT

The Federal Reserve’s latest statement on monetary policy left the central banks options open on an interest rate rise later this year. The FT’s John Authers suggests that international developments may force the Fed to be more patient. Click here … Continue reading

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Super Mario returns – but is it enough? – FT

Mario Draghi, has announced a bigger than expected package of quantitative easing of €60bn per month, but will that be enough to revive the eurozone economy? Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano discuss the ECB’s QE … Continue reading

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Draghi’s tactical retreat ahead of QE – FT

The European Central Bank revised down its forecasts for inflation and growth. Capital markets editor Ralph Atkins and global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano discuss the crucial semantics in ECB president Mario Draghi’s press conference. For more video content from … Continue reading

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Will ECB launch full QE? – FT

With deflation a worry, will the European Central Bank embark on full-blown US-style quantitative easing this month? Claire Jones, eurozone economy correspondent, discusses why the ECB is likely to leave QE until next year. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Caveats in a strong jobs report – FT

The FT’s US markets editor Michael Mackenzie and FT Alphaville US editor Cardiff Garcia discuss Friday’s jobs report and its potential implications for monetary policy. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is … Continue reading

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Draghi may benefit from overseas aid – FT

Mario Draghi, ECB president, has detailed his eurozone stimulus plan of buying asset-backed securities and covered bonds. Ralph Atkins, FT capital markets editor, explains to global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano how US help may be at hand. For more … Continue reading

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The ascent of the hawks at the Fed? – FT

As the US labour market recovers, should investors brace themselves for an earlier rate rise? Gavyn Davies, chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management, explains to FT global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano why the Fed is unlikely to change its course … Continue reading

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