gold-eagle.com / By Gary Tanashian / September 15, 2014
Using the standard weekly currency chart we followed along for months as the Euro found resistance at the long-term downtrend line as expected, the commodity currencies long ago lost major support and non-confirmed the commodity complex and the US dollar moved from a [...]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 12 September 2014
You’d think that the US dollar has suddenly become strong, and the chart below of the other three major currencies confirms it.
The US dollar is the risk-free currency for international accounting, because it is the currency on which all the others are based. And [...]
news.goldseek.com / By Ira Epstein / 11 September 2014
For a number of months I’ve been telling you that the next catalyst for gold was the combination of a rising US Dollar and rising US interest rates. It’s a fate de complete concerning the rising Dollar against most world currencies. As for US interest [...]
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 [...]
news.goldseek.com / By: Clif Droke, Gold Strategies Review / 10 September 2014
The U.S. economy has so far shown remarkable resilience in the face of several roadblocks year. It has shrugged off the threat of wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, has ignored the tapering of QE, and has been generally unfazed by [...]
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 [...]
zerohedge.com / Excerpted from Keith Dicker’s IceCap Asset Management / 09/09/2014 21:53
Virtually every country in the world spends more money than they collect in taxes, and no group of countries has done a better job at this than those that formed the Euro-zone.
This collective group has so much [...]
caseyresearch.com / BY Chuck Butler / September 9, 2014 4:09am
In This Issue.
* The dollar makes an all-out assault on currencies & metals * Germany posts record Trade Surplus! * Carney signals next spring for first rate hike. * Preschool Training for Central Bankers!
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.
CME To [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/08/2014 08:04 -0400
One of the more amusing comments overnight came from Bank of America, which now predicts that China’s export growth will be boosted by iPhone 6 by 1% per month through year-end. Whether or not this is accurate is irrelevant, but we are happy that [...]
mises.ca / by Patrick Barron / September 5th, 2014
ECB surprises markets with rate cut and purchases of private assets; Ruparel: Pressure rises on eurozone governments as ECB nears end of its policy tools The ECB yesterday surprised markets by cutting interest rates and announcing a programme to purchase private sector assets, in the [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, September 05, 2014 12:34 AM
Draghi Has it Backwards
A director at a global financial company with offices worldwide pinged me in response to my post ECB’s €40bn Stimulus Gamble: ECB Pulls Out Bazooka, Cuts Rates, Buys Assets; Will this Stimulate Lending?.
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / September 5, 2014
ECB Cuts Rates From Nada to Zilch (and Less), Announces QE
In his Jackson Hole speech, Mario Draghi already hinted at further ECB interventions, pointing out that 5 year forward inflation breakevens indicated that long term inflation expectations had fallen below 2% (i.e., 2% CPI [...]
goldbroker.com / Philippe Herlin / Sept 5, 2014
On Monday, France borrowed at a negative rate, which means investors are losing money… they’re paying to deposit their money! Even though this is for short-term loans (3, 6 and 12 months, for a total of 8.2 billion euros) at rates slightly below zero (-0.002% to -0.004%), [...]
armstrongeconomics.com / Martin Armstrong / September 3, 2014
Europe will move to Eurobonds for now Brussels gets it – if the euro fails, they lose their jobs in Brussels. Individual government bond issues have prevented the Euro from becoming a major currency and it now trails even the Chinese Yuan in trade. [...]
blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / September 3rd, 2014
It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I’m writing amidst the blatant “poor man’s version” of 2011’s “Operation PM Annihilation I.” As you recall, that ugly chapter in Cartel history commenced in the wee hours of Labor Day 2011, simultaneous with one of the most PM-bullish announcement possible; [...]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 2, 2014
The US dollar is broadly higher against the major and emerging market currencies. The driving force continues to be the divergence between the US on one hand and the euro area and Japan on the other. At the same time, the considerably stronger than expected [...]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 31, 2014
The currency and fiscal battleground front lines in Europe remains the same. France wants QE, fiscal stimulus, and more leeway on meeting fiscal deficit targets. Germany doesn’t. And the fighting has strengthened.
The idea that ECB can produce nirvana by devaluing the euro [...]
gata.org / By Mathieu Rosemain, Stefan Riecher, and Tony Czuczka / 2014-09-01 00:53
By Mathieu Rosemain, Stefan Riecher, and Tony Czuczka Bloomberg News Sunday, August 31, 2014
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for more action from the European Central Bank to lower the value of the euro, [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 09/01/2014 07:18 -0400
If last week’s disappointing global economic data, that saw Brazil added to the list of countries returning to outright recession as Europe Hamletically debates whether to be or not to be in a triple-dip, was enough to push the S&P solidly above 2000, even [...]