armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / January 30, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your insights via your website. I only recently discovered it and devour the writings daily. In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an economist nor do I pretend to be intelligent enough to portray any deep […]
goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / 30 January 2015
Despite the uncertainties ahead of the Greek general election, the European Central Bank (ECB) went ahead and announced quantitative easing (QE) of €60bn per month from March to at least September 2016.
What makes this interesting is the mounting evidence that QE does not bring […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/30/2015 09:15
Having explained last month why he would not bail out the stock market again, (non-voting) Fed member Jim Bullard trotted out the usual vicissitudes this morning on Bloomberg TV trying to sound as upbeat and positive as possible: ECB QE is good for the US economy, […]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 29 January 2015
The Fed May Be Making A Mistake
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve made their latest monetary policy announcement. Janet Yellen, the current Chairwoman, made several statements that led the markets to believe that they remain on course for increasing the overnight lending rate this year.
*FED SAYS […]
zerohedge.com / by Guy Haselmann via Scotiabank / 01/29/2015 12:56
Via Scotiabank’s Guy Haselmann,
Following the ECB meeting last week, news headlines summarized the initial market response with titles such as, ‘Markets rally as ECB bond buying plan exceeds all expectations’. Such characterization judged the plan only on its size and schedule […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/29/2015 12:19
Earlier, we laid out a very reasonable explanation by none other than Europe’s largest insurer AXA why the ECB’s QE will fail. The ECB did not like ththis, so it decided to reply. This is how the ECB just “crushed” AXA’s logic.
COEURE SAYS QE WILL WORK […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/29/2015 10:54
According to a recent ranking, French AXA is the largest insurance company in Europe ranked by Assets, and one of the top ten global financial services firms by revenues. Whether or not it is, is irrelevant. What matters is what Nick Hayes, U.K. head of fixed income […]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / JANUARY 28, 2015
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” says my friend Gary Shilling as he kicks off today’s Outside the Box. He’s referring to his investment themes for 2015. He first gives us 11 reasons to continue favoring long Treasury bonds. That’s an obvious play for him if […]
zerohedge.com / by Stephen Roach via Project Syndicate on 01/28/2015 20:50
Predictably, the European Central Bank has joined the world’s other major monetary authorities in the greatest experiment in the history of central banking. By now, the pattern is all too familiar. First, central banks take the conventional policy rate down to the dreaded “zero […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / January 28, 2015
Investors who plowed into Greek assets ahead of Mario Draghi’s QE €60 billion a month bond-buying spree figuring the ECB could paper over this mess have been pounded almost nonstop recently.
Today alone, Greek bank shares plunged 22-29%, and yield on the 3-year Greek treasury […]
blog.milesfranklin.com / by Bill Holter / January 28th, 2015
In my previous missive, I tried to illustrate the supply side of gold and how the movements of inventory have recently changed. In this part, we will look more to the demand side with a wrap up of why it truly matters “whether the gold is […]
zerohedge.com / by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners / 01/28/2015 12:10
There may be something to December after all. It was credit markets that shifted downward (bearish yield curves and credit spreads) dramatically around the end of November and the first few days of December. Given the persistence of large players moving credit […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/28/2015 07:22 -0500
While all the algos are programmed and set to scan today’s FOMC statement for whether both “patient”and “considerable time” are still there (as it did last time when it supposedly sent a pseudo-hawkish message while telling Virtu and Getco to buy, buy, buy), the market […]
goldsilverbitcoin.com / 27 JAN , 2015
With gold dropping Monday due to news in Greece of the far-left Syriza party winning Sunday’s general election, which resulted in the euro falling to 11-year lows in the wake of Mario Draghi’s fateful decision to implement quantitative easing, the fate of Europe has become ever more uncertain. […]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 27 JANUARY 2015
Stocks were really giving it up this morning, based on postcards from the real world.
Microsoft’s results last night, although initially applauded by the pundit class, were about as mediocre as their non-gaming products. And that stock finally sold off.
Catepillar posted lousy results this morning. Love that strong […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/27/2015 10:44
The Dow is now down 360 points on the day – its biggest point drop in 19 months. Perhaps more notable is that since the End of QE3, The Dow is now down 0.4% – but the fundamentals we hear you cry… The Nasdaq is today’s biggest […]
news.goldseek.com / Przemyslaw Radomski / 26 January 2015
Briefly: In our opinion speculative short positions (half) are currently justified from the risk/reward perspective.
Gold’s rally took place along with the U.S. dollar’s rally and this was encouraging for gold bulls, but gold’s reaction after the 1,140 billion euro QE program was announced was very […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/27/2015 08:15 -0500
Well that escalated quickly. While this morning’s weakness in stocks is being pegged to earnings misses (and rightly so), the selling pressure started as Europe opened and Greek stocks and bonds accelerated their freefall. Greek stocks and bonds are now below ECB QE levels and WTI […]