marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 19, 2014
The results are not final or official yet, but it is clear that Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom in a vote that was not as close as the opinion polls suggested. The “wisdom of crowd” type of information from the formal [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / September 18, 2014
Following on the “success” of the ECB’s LTRO (Long Term Refinance Operation) which did nothing to spur lending and everything to create the biggest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen, ECB president Mario Draghi announced a TLTRO or Targeted LTRO on September 4.
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / Sept 17, 2014
The launch of the new 4-year lending facility by the European Central Bank was disappointing. Participation was light. Some 255 banks (of 382 eligible institutions, which represent more than 1300 entities) borrowed a total of 82.6 bln euros. The consensus was for 150 bln euros, and [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Michael Shedlock / September 18, 2014
Following on the “success” of the ECB’s LTRO (Long Term Refinance Operation) which did nothing to spur lending and everything to create the biggest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen, ECB president Mario Draghi announced a TLTRO or Targeted LTRO on September [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 18, 2014
The Scotland vote today is the main event, and as important as a “yes” vote would be, it is not the only event today. And there is not much more to add to the discussion. While the polls remain a statistical dead heat, the wisdom [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/18/2014 07:01 -0400
As part of Draghi’s attempt to reflate the ECB’s balance sheet by €1 trillion, a key variable was the extension of the LTRO (1&2) program, in the form of the Targeted LTRO, or TLTRO aka LTRO 3 & 4, whose initial take up results were announced [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/17/2014 08:55 -0400
Germany sold EUR 3.34 billion 2-year notes to a desparate-for-collateral, safe-haven-seeking, ECB QE-front-running, deflation-pricing market (with exceptional demand – an elevated 2.26x bid-to-cover) for a stunning -0.07% yield… an all-time record low yield issuance for Germany. We have nothing to add…
Christopher Helin Franklin car on slope, San Francisco. 1920
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / September 16, 2014
A few days ago, I wrote an essay about how ECB head Mario Draghi seeks to redefine the definitions of certain words and terms, like the one that define financial instruments, because he [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / September 16th, 2014
Ah, where to start this Tuesday morning – before tomorrow’s FOMC meeting, Thursday’s ECB “TLTRO” uptake announcement and Friday’s potentially cataclysmic Scottish referendum results?
For some time, we have shouted from the rooftops how this is not true; for one, because so much [...]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / September 15, 2014
A Test of Broken Trendlines from Below?
The divergence between US and European stock markets which we discussed in late August continues to persist. This happens in spite of the fact that major European markets have been somewhat stronger than US markets in recent weeks, [...]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / September 14, 2014
After a relative slow week following the announcement of the ECB’s new initiatives and the US jobs data, the week ahead is chock full of key events. There are three in particular that can shape the larger investment climate. They are the FOMC meeting, the launch of [...]
goldbroker.com / Philippe Herlin / Sep 11, 2014
Mario Draghi spoke, last Thursday, and everyone must have thought his announcements were important… because right after his speech, stock markets went up and the euro fell against the dollar! What caused this abrupt temperature rise in the markets? Let’s recall the announcement: The base rate goes [...]
Risdon Tillery Greenwich House day care, New York May 1944
theautomaticearth.com / by Raúl Ilargi Meijer / September 12, 2014
The topic of potential interest rate hikes by central banks is no longer ever far from any serious mind interested in finance. Still, the consensus remains that it will take a while longer, it [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/12/2014 07:09 -0400
While today’s key news event will be the preannounced latest, third, round of anti-Russian sanctions and the Russian retaliation, the reality as DB notes, is that the market seems to be seeing “some fatigue” in this story with the ECB, Scotland and next [...]
goldsilverworlds.com / Global Gold Outlook Report / September 11, 2014
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Europe’s economy is at a standstill. This summer was full of critical developments in the Eurozone: In June, [...]
caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / September 11, 2014 4:22am
In This Issue.
* The dollar is mixed this morning. * Aussie job creation is 121,000! * Latest poll shows “yes” momentum waning on Scotland vote. * Palladium takes a ride on the slippery slope.
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
RBNZ Throws A [...]
marctomarket.com / Marc Chandler / Sept 09, 2014
This Great Graphic was created on Bloomberg. It shows the jump in the three-month implied volatility (white line). It bottomed in mid-July near 4.75%.
By the end of August, it was testing 6.0%. Since the ECB’s rate cuts and announcement of an ABS/covered bond purchases scheme (without [...]
europac.net / By Peter Schiff / September 10, 2014
Friday’s release of disappointing August payroll numbers should have been a jarring wake-up call warning Wall Street that the economy has been treading on thin ice. Instead the alarm clock was stuffed under the pillow and Wall Street kept sleeping. The miss was so epic [...]
Germany’s 2 year note yield – deeper into negative territory, at minus 0.055%
acting-man.com / By Pater Tenebrarum / September 10, 2014
“Conjuring Profits From Sub-Zero Yields”
The above is the title of the recent Bloomberg articlethat discusses the ECB’s penalty rate on bank excess reserves (which as one analyst recently [...]
The dollar index monthly. Close to besting resistance, and there is actually an MACD buy signal on the monthly chart now. Note also the MACD/Price divergence that was set up between 2005-2008. Interestingly, gold is tantalizingly close to giving a monthly MACD buy signal as well
acting-man.com / By Pater Tenebrarum / September 10, [...]