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Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Historic Fed Meeting, Here Is The Only “Cheat Sheet” You Need

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 19, 2017 2:02 PM

Ahead of tomorrow’s historic Fed announcement, in which for the first time the Fed is expected to announce the phasing out of bond reinvestment and the shrinking of its balance sheet by roughly $10 billion per month starting in October and November, but fear […]

Central Banks And Housing Prices: A Tale Of Three Countries (US, Germany and Japan)

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders / September 11, 2017

The US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) have all been hyper-active in recent decades. But the low-rate policies have not produced the same outcomes.

The US, after home prices declined in 2008 and 2009, took a while to […]

Bizarro World: JGB Yields Slide After BOJ Tapers

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 25, 2017 5:38 PM

Something strange happened on July 24: on that day the Bank of Japan announced it would reduce the size of its purchases of five-to-ten year JGBs from Y500 billion to Y470 billion. However, instead of yields and the yen spiking, as some had […]

“Mystery” Central Bank Buyer Revealed: SNB Now Owns A Record $84 Billion In US Stocks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 9, 2017 11:13 AM

In the second quarter of the year, one in which unlike in Q1 fund flows showed a persistent and perplexing outflow from US stocks and into European and Emerging Markets, a trading desk rumor emerged that even as institutional traders dumped stocks and […]

World Stocks Hit Record High For 10th Consecutive Day In “No-Vol Nirvana”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 20, 2017 6:47 AM

The relentless risk levitation continued overnight, as global shares extended their stretch of consecutive record highs on Thursday for a 10th day after a cautious BOJ lifted Asian stocks to a decade high with a dovish announcement that offered no surprises, while pushing […]

Is The BoJ About To Shock Markets Anew Tonight?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 19, 2017 5:20 PM

Nikkei Asian Review’s William Pesek wonders if the BoJ is about to shock the markets again as pressure is mounting on Kuroda to save Abenomics…

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Abe’s Days Numbered? DB Warns Japan PM “May Be Forced Out” Leading To Spike In Yields

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 16, 2017 8:03 PM

Almost exactly ten years ago, on September 12, 2007 Japan’s current prime minister Shinzo Abe resigned less than a year into a tenure dogged by scandals, the suicide of a minister, a raft of resignations and corruption allegations, and a humiliating election drubbing […]

What Happened While US was Celebrating Independence

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Jul 4, 2017

US markets were closed on July 4. Asian and European equities moved lower as did most bond yields. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell a third of one percent. It was the third consecutive losing session and five in the past six. European markets were […]

Bond Market Paralysis: What Happens When Central banks Own the Market? Mish’s Sure-Fire Proposal

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / June 25, 2017

Here’s the question of the day: What happens when central banks own the market?

The answer comes from Asia where Japan’s Government Bond Market Grinds to a Halt and the yield on 10-year Japanese bonds did not move for seven days.

Yields on newly issued […]

Japan’s Bond Market Grinds To A Halt: “We’ll Go Days When No Bonds Trade Hands

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 25, 2017 8:29 PM

The Bank of Japan may or may not be tapering, but that may soon be moot because by the time Kuroda decides whether he will buy less bonds, the bond market may no longer work.

As the Nikkei reports, while the Japanese central […]

Greenback Still Trying To Turn

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / June 17, 2017

Rarely in the foreign exchange market is there a V-shaped extreme. Most of the time, the high or low is a process that is carved over time. Although the explanation of the dollar’s weakness here in H1 vary, we continue to believe that the longer-term cyclical […]

Quiet Start To Quad Witching: Stocks Rebound Around The Globe, BOJ Hits Yen

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 16, 2017 6:41 AM

Today is quad-witching opex Friday, and according to JPM, some $1.3 trillion in S&P future will expire. Traditionally quad days are associated with a rise in volatility and a surge in volumes although in light of recent vol trends and overnight markets, today […]

Key Events In The Coming Busy Week: Fed, BOJ, BOE, SNB, US Inflation And Retail Sales

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 12, 2017

After a tumultous week in the world of politics, with non-stop Trump drama in the US, a disastrous for Theresa May general election in the UK, and pro-establishment results in France and Italy, this is shaping up as another busy week ahead with multiple CB […]

BoJ, ECB Balance Sheets Exceed The Fed’s For First Time Ever – What Happens Next?

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jun 2, 2017 6:35 AM

For the first time in history, both the ECB and BoJ balance sheets have grown larger than the Fed’s.

The BoJ’s balance sheet topped the JPY500tn (USD4.48tn) mark at the end of May, central bank data showed today.

Furthermore, the latest data also […]

When Not to Go Short Volatility

financialsense.com / TOM MCCLELLAN / 06/02/2017

The VIX is a supposed “volatility index”, but it does not really measure actual volatility. Instead, it measures what options traders think about volatility. All of the various investment vehicles that have popped up in recent years that are tied to the VIX have enabled traders to go […]

What Keeps Bank of America Up At Night

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 25, 2017 11:03 AM

It has been a painful, bruising intellectual exercise for BofA’s HY credit strategist Michael Contopoulos, who after starting off 2016 uber-bearish, was – together with every other money manager and advisor – taken to the woodshed, and forced to flip bullish, kicking and […]

Japan’s 10Y Yield Drops Below Zero Again: All Eyes On The BOJ

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 18, 2017 9:55 PM

With every other asset class roundtripping the November election outcome, it was only a matter of time before Japan’s 10Y JGB – which on February 2 briefly peaked above the BOJ’s “yield curve controlling” 0.10% yield ceiling, rising as high as 0.15% to […]

New BOJ Appointments will Strengthen Kuroda’s Hand

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / Apr 18, 2017

The former BOJ Governor Shirakawa was not sufficiently activist for Prime Minister Abe who pledged to end Japanese deflation. Many bureaucrats in the BOJ were influenced by Shirakawa’s approach. Abe went to the opposite side of the ideological spectrum with the appointment of the activist Kuroda […]

Overseas Stimulus Train Keeps Hurtling Forward

schiffgold.com / BY SCHIFFGOLD / APRIL 10, 2017

As we focus on the most recent moves of the Federal Reserve, it’s easy to miss the bigger picture. The Fed has been trying to move toward an interest rate “normalization” program for more than a year, since nudging rates up .25 points in Dec. 2015.

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Let’s Have a Look at the Great Bull Market of 2017

ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / Mar 20, 2017 4:02pm EST

We’ve definitely run into some resistance as of late. Part of the recent reticence in stocks is due to the Nov-Dec rally, post election, which caught everyone off guard. Now we’re digesting recent gains, sitting around doing nothing, while Mother Market decides where to take […]

Japan Begins QE Tapering: BOJ Hints It May Purchase 18% Less Bonds Than Planned

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 12, 2017 7:40 PM

With the Fed expected to further tighten financial conditions following its now guaranteed March 15 rate hike, and the ECB recently announcing the tapering of its QE program from €80 to €60 billion monthly having run into a substantial scarcity of eligible collateral, […]

BELIEVE

ibankcoin.com / Dr. Fly / Mar 1, 2017

Markets are forward looking indicators. Over the past 8 years, the market kept pricing in central bank rigging, rightly so. From the BOJ to the ECB to our Fed, central banks showed a keen willingness to boost asset prices since the financial crisis in 2008 — helping […]

Mnuchin Praises Strong Dollar, Adds To Currency Confusion

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 22, 2017 7:23 PM

Following today’s more dovish than most expected minutes, the dollar tumbled and its main carry counterpart, the yen spiked. However, shortly after 4pm, the USDJPY resumed its levitation, a time when the traditional trust bank intervention on behalf of the BOJ was not […]

“Market Players No Longer Trust The BOJ”: Why Kuroda Is Suddenly Facing Market Mutiny

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 16, 2017 12:53 PM

While we doubt anyone will laugh, we find it amusing that none other than arguably the “last holdout” of ZIRP and then NIRP, BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda, finally joined the chorus of people warning that low interest rates will “sow the seeds of […]

Gross: “Without QE From ECB And BOJ, The U.S. Economy Would Sink Into Recession”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Feb 6, 2017 8:06 AM

Back in November, when describing the perverse global fund flows in which record money creation out of the BOJ and ECB amounting to roughly $200 billion per month was being used indirectly, via spread differentials, to create demand for US Treasuries by foreign […]