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ECB To Flood Southern Europe with Trillion Euros

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / August 21, 2014

The ECB will lend to banks in the next two years up to a trillion euros to revive the real economy in the periphery of the Eurozone all to save the Euro and retain the power in Brussels that is crumbling at the edges. [...]

Jackson Hole: ‘Tremendous’ Downside Risks If Yellen Doesn’t Go Full-Dovish

zerohedge.com / Via Citi’s Steven Englander / on 08/20/2014 19:25

The consensus expectation is overwhelming that Fed Chair Yellen will deliver a dovish message at Jackson Hole. Macro investors have largely eliminated their short Treasury position and look to be long risk, particularly via equities and EM. FX positioning is long USD and long EM, [...]

Ever wonder why the prostitutes and bankers share the same neighborhood?

sovereignman.com / by Simon Black on August 20, 2014

Frankfurt, Germany

Sometimes I am convinced it was completely by design, and not a weird little coincidence, that one of Germany’s most sprawling red light districts is just steps away from the European Central Bank.

This fact becomes comically obvious right around happy hour… as [...]

Great Graphic: Euro Remains Decoupled from Peripheral Spreads

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 13, 2014

The 10-year German bund yield dipped below 1.0% briefly today for the first time, encouraged by the unexpected contraction in Germany’s Q2 GDP. Ideas that the area’s stagnation in Q2 coupled with still no signs that inflation has bottomed, fans speculation of new initiatives by the [...]

Government Spending and Negative Interest Rates

mises.org / by Dickson Buchanan / Thursday, August 14, 2014

In June, the European Central Bank (ECB) made a historic and downright diabolical announcement. They decided to inaugurate negative interest rates for overnight deposits. Here are the details from the official transcript:

The rate on the deposit facility [...]

Global Policy Divergence – Really??

news.goldseek.com / By: Axel G. Merk, Merk Investments / 13 August 2014

Last week, European Central Bank (ECB) head Draghi talked about the de-coupling of the ECB and the Fed’s policies, of policy divergence. Lots of pundits have suggested the same. With due respect to their views, my analysis of the data suggests [...]

Monetary Inflation No Matter How Generous Won’t Help the EU in the Long Term

thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / August 13, 2014

Crisis stalks Europe again as deflation deepens, Germany stalls … Data from Germany, Italy and Portugal put pressure on ECB to act … The ECB is waiting to see whether its new four-year loans for banks will stop the relentless contraction [...]

Young Italian Prime Minister Dares (!) to Defy Troika

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / August 12, 2014

Don Quijones, freelance writer, translator in Barcelona, Spain. Raging Bull-Shitis his modest attempt to challenge the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by political and business leaders and their loyal mainstream media. This article is a Wolf Street exclusive.

Daily Pfennig: German ZEW Drops To 2012 Level

caseyresearch.com / By Chuck Butler / August 12, 2014 4:32am

In This Issue.

* Currencies remain mixed but. * The bias to buy dollars remains. * Chuck reminisces of his Alderman days. * Jeff Clark’s 7 reasons he’s buying Silver!

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

German ZEW Drops To 2012 Level.

Good [...]

Germany close to recession as ECB admits recovery is weak

gata.org / By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / 2014-08-08 02:24

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard The Telegraph, London Thursday, August 7, 2014

German bonds yields plunged to a historic low and two-year rates briefly fell below zero on Thursday on fears of widening recession in the eurozone and a flight to safety as Russian troops [...]

“Bail In Regime” Sees UK Banking System Downgraded By Moodys

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / By Mark O’Byrne

UK Banking System Downgraded To Negative Due To “Bail In Regime” Bank of England plans to make bondholders and depositors bear the cost of bailing out failing banks has led Moody’s to downgrade its outlook on the UK banking sector.

The rating agency said that it [...]

Mario Draghi’s “OMT Is Real, I Promise” ECB Press Conference – Live Feed

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/07/2014 08:37 -0400

Update: And here it is – Draghi just said Russian sanctions could add to the “downside risk.” Translation: all Putin’s fault

With inflation tumbling, credit creation imploding, core European nations’ economies floundering and the periphery re-collapsing, ECB’s Draghi decided rates were [...]

ECB Keeps Rates Unchanged As Expected

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/07/2014 07:48 -0400

No surprises from Draghi this time, although judging by the kneejerk reaction in the USDJPY, at least one algo was expected a little something from the former Goldmanite.

From the ECB:

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided [...]

Waiting for Draghi

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 7, 2014

The US dollar recouped some of the modest losses seen in North America yesterday. The focus is not, though, so much on the US today. The Bank of England, and even more important for the markets today, the ECB meets. Draghi’s press conference is the [...]

Greenback Remains Firm

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 6, 2014

The US dollar remains firm following the much stronger than expected service PMI yesterday, heightened concerns around Ukraine and uninspiring European data. The US 10-year yield is off a few basis points to 2.45%. Recall that at the end of July, it had briefly yielded [...]

Euro Area Credit and Money Supply

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / August 5, 2014

Loans to the Private Sector Keep Declining, Money Supply Growth Slows

We want to briefly update the most important credit and monetary data of the euro area, which we last briefly discussed in March (see: “Overview of Recent Monetary Trends”, which focused however more [...]

US Dollar Moving for a Test of Resistance

traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / Dan Norcini / July 29, 2014

Since November of last year, the US Dollar has been thwarted from beginning any sort of upward trending move by the region near 81.50 on the USDX. It is once again moving towards a showdown with this critical chart region. Can the Greenback blast through and [...]

Fed Exit a Blue Pill?

news.goldseek.com / By: Axel G. Merk, Merk Investments / 29 July 2014

While we are busy arguing whether the Fed’s exit will consist of rising rates, reverse repos or the trimming of its massive portfolio, the Fed may well be fooling all of us. Investors must have been swallowing lots of blue pills not [...]

World Central Bank Secret Agreements?

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / July 25, 2014

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand hiked its official cash rate by a quarter point to 3.5%. Outside of Europe that seems to be in an economic death spiral, interest rates are poised to rise. The ECB is happy with that for flooding Europe with [...]

Futures Dragged Down By Visa, Amazon Despite USDJPY Levitation

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/25/2014 07:11 -0400

Following yesterday’s disappointing results by Visa, which is the largest DJIA component accounting for 8% of the index and which dropped nearly 3%, while AMZN’s 10% tumble has weighed heavily on NASDAQ futures, it has been up to the USDJPY to push US [...]

ECB Admits It Was Hacked

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 07/24/2014 15:02

While the ECB has said it takes data security “extremely seriously” and that numerous safeguards are in place to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, the WSJ reports that The European Central Bank said Thursday that 20,000 email addresses and other contact information [...]

Overnight Manufacturing PMI Euphoria Boosts Futures To Fresh Record Highs

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 07/24/2014 07:08 -0400

Ever since going public, it appears that Markit’s giddyness about life has spilled over into its manufacturing surveys: after a surge in recent Markit mfg exuberance in recent months in the US, it was first China’s turn overnight to hit an 18 month high, [...]

Euro Slips, but will it Break?

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / July 22, 2014

The US dollar is posting modest gains against most of the major currencies. The Australian dollar is a the main exception. Following the government’s nonchalant attitude last week, the central bank governor failed to mention the exchange rate in a speech. This seems to be emboldening [...]

European Banks Begin to Sweat As ECB Promises Scalps

libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Jul 21, 2014

The more I’ve thought about potential solutions to the gigantic mess we have found ourselves in as a species, the more I have come to believe we need to break apart into a vast multitude of city-states. The revolutionary concept of America in the first place was [...]

The Ambitious Plan to Break California into 6 States – A Model for the Future?

wolfstreet.com / By Don Quijones / July 21, 2014

Don Quijones, freelance writer, translator in Barcelona, Spain. Raging Bull-Shitis his modest attempt to challenge the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by political and business leaders and their loyal mainstream media. This article is a Wolf Street exclusive.

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Monetary discord

goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 18 July 2014

Last Monday’s Daily Telegraph carried an interview with Jaime Caruana, the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (the BIS). As General Manger, Caruana is CEO of the central banks’ central bank. In international monetary affairs the heads of all central banks, with the possible [...]

Contained

blog.milesfranklin.com / By Andrew Hoffman / July 15th, 2014

When history books are written, last week may be described as theturning point in the – war between TPTB’s five-year deception – via money printing, market manipulation, and propaganda – and thereality that the terminal stage of history’s largest Ponzi scheme has arrived. [...]

MASSIVE $1 Trillion EU Stimulus! Will You Get Any?

investmentwatchblog.com / July 14th, 2014

The European Central Bank has modelled the economic effects of buying 1 trillion euros ($1.37 trillion) of securities as part of a quantitative easing (QE) programme Draghi Seen Delivering $1 Trillion Free Lunch to Banks unprecedented stimulus measures that the ECB announced after its June 5 policy meeting, [...]

How Long Will People Trust Fiat Money?

ingoldwetrust.ch / Koos Jansen / July 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I had an interesting conversation with a central banker a couple of days ago. He’s a friend of a friend and works at the Dutch central bank – will be working at the ECB next month. I invited him for drinks to [...]

The Only Prescription for a Real Economic Recovery

dailyreckoning.com / Dan Amoss / Jul 11, 2014

In 2012, money mandarins running the European Union chose stagnation over restructuring. Here’s a consequence of that choice: expectations for a self-sustaining economic recovery keep getting crushed.

Two years ago, European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi promised to do “whatever it takes” [...]