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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 […]

Euro Tumbles On Report ECB Is “Concerned And Divided” Over End To QE

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 19, 2017 7:37 AM

Talk ’em up, then slam ’em down.

The familiar pattern of “clear and transparent” central bank communication was on full display moments ago, when following months of build up to an ECB taper announcement, the ECB used its favorite mouthpiece, Reuters, to “trial […]

Swiss Mystery: Someone Keeps Flushing €500 Bank Notes Down The Toilet

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 18, 2017

While there are several comments one can make here, “dirty money”, “flush with cash” and “flushing money down the toilet” certainly coming to mind, perhaps the ECB was on to something when it warned that €500 “Bin Laden” bills (which it has since discontinued […]

Trying to Save the Euro from Total Disaster

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 15, 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has now come out in a very desperate move telling that those members of the EU who are non-euro countries should introduce the euro ASAP. “The euro is destined to be the single currency of the EU as a whole,” […]

Thursday’s Surprises

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 15, 2017

There were several surprises today. They began in Asia Pacific with strong Australian jobs data and disappointing Chinese data. But Australian employment data is volatile, and many had already come to appreciate that the Chinese economy lost some momentum. The surprisingly hawkish guidance from the […]

#FedGibberish!

zerohedge.com / by 720Global’s Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com / Sep 13, 2017 11:55 AM

Recently on our Twitter feed, @michaellebowitz, we introduced the hashtag #fedgibberish.

The purpose was to tag Federal Reserve members’ comments that highlight desperate efforts to rationalize their inane monetary policy in the post-financial crisis era. This past week there were […]

“Crazily Low” Bund Yields Spike Most In 3 Months, Gundlach Warns Of “Massive Risk At These Levels”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 13, 2017 10:08 AM

In a curious case of 2015 deja vu, DoubleLine founder Jeffrey Gundlach says German bond yields are “crazily low,” and expects them to rocket higher and rattle the US Treasury market when (if) the ECB scales back its bond purchases.

The FT reports […]

“It Blows My Mind”: 100-Year Austrian Bond With Record Duration 3x Oversubscribed

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 13, 2017

As we reported yesterday, Austria was set to make Eurozone history with the first sale of a 100 year bond direct to public markets, bypassing private syndication. It did that later in the day, when the €3.5 billion offering priced tighter than initially marketed, at […]

WTF Chart Of The Day: BoJ Now Owns 75% of Japanese ETFs

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 11, 2017

While ECB President Mario Draghi faces his own German-bond-market constraints in his hubristic bond-buying-bonanza, cornering him to taper sooner than later; the Bank of Japan appears to have thrown every textbook out of the window and cranked their plunge-protection to ’11’, as Bloomberg reports, […]

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 […]

Global Stocks Roar Back To All-Time Highs As Irma, North Korea Fears Fade

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 11, 2017

And we’re back at all time highs.

With traders paring back risk positions on Friday ahead of a weekend full of potential risk events, Monday has seen a global “risk-on” session in which global stocks rose back to record highs and US futures jumped, […]

FX Week Ahead: It Could Be Time To Lay Off The USD A Little

zerohedge.com / by Shant Movsesian & Rajan Dhall MSTA at fxdaily.co.uk / Sep 10, 2017 5:35 PM

It could be time to lay off the USD a little, but inflation midweek could delay any major correction.

After a week of arguing if the EUR is overvalued and whether the ECB will pinpoint this, we […]

Draghi Does not Stop Euro from Rising

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 7, 2017

Draghi talked but said little new. As the leaks suggested, the calibration of the asset purchases will be announced next month. However, Draghi left no doubt that substantial accommodation is still judged necessary, indicating that the bond buying program will be extended into next year, […]

ECB And Draghi Keep Rates At Zero, Downgrades 2018 Inflation To 1.2% (To Infinity … And Beyond!)

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders / September 7, 2017

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Snake Hole Lounge. To view original,click here. Reposted with permission.

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi is mimicking Buzz Lightyear from Pixar’s Toy Story: “To Infinity and Beyond!” That is, Draghi announced today that the […]

ECB Preview: A Trapped Mario Draghi Makes A Decision

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 7, 2017

After a barrage of media trial balloons (as recently as today) meant to temper the enthusiasm of Euro bulls now that the EURUSD is back to 1.20 and threatening European corporate profitability, Mario Draghi’s Sintra hawkishness is a distant memory.

And so, with the ECB’s […]

Central Bank Balance Sheets Are About to Hit $20 TRILLION

gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / September 6, 2017

We just hit a new record high.

No, I’m not talking about the stock market. I’m talking about Central Bank balance sheets. While everyone is talking about the Federal Reserve’s proposal to shrink its balance sheet, globally other banks have been cranking up the printing presses.

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ECB Focus for Sure, but not Only Game in Town

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 7, 2017

The US dollar is trading broadly lower. The ECB meeting looms large. Many, like ourselves, expected that when Draghi said in July that the asset purchases would be revisited in the fall, it to meant after the summer recess, not a legalistic definition of when […]

Even Lloyd Blankfein Is Getting Worried: “Things Have Been Going Up For Too Long”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 6, 2017 6:40 PM

Earlier today, we reported that Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan called for an end to Europe’s cheap-money policies and asked that the European Central Bank not use the strengthening euro as an excuse to keep printing money.

According to Bloomberg, Cryan said that […]

EURUSD Dumps’n’Pumps After ECB QE Decision Delay, Inflation Cut Leaks Reported

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 6, 2017

Last week Reuters provided the outlet for leaked comments from The ECB (regarding QE) that sparked chaos in EURUSD. This week it is Bloomber who reports sources suggesting The ECB will cut inflation outlooks (pouring cold water on Draghi’s “reflationary forces” hoopla) and seemingly […]

BofA: Even The Bubbles Are Becoming More “Bubbly” Thanks To Central Banks

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 5, 2017

Back in June, Citi’s credit strategist Hans Lorenzen pointed out that while QE had failed to spark inflation across the broader economy, it had achieved something else: “the principal transmission channel to the real economy has been… lifting asset prices.” That however has required […]

ECB Tightens Noose Around Bank Accounts

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Sep 5, 2017

Locking up the money of unsuspecting depositors to prop up collapsing banks.

The European Central Bank (ECB), arguably the European Union’s most powerful and least accountable institution, apparently needs more power, according to Daniele Nouy, the ECB’s top supervisor. Chief among the fresh powers it […]

Some Preliminary Thoughts on the ECB’s Capital Key

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / September 5, 2017

The ECB’s asset purchase program is constrained by the self-imposed guidelines. As it QE continues, the ECB seems to be bumping against some of these parameters. The situation is thought to be coming to a head shortly, perhaps as early as this week’s ECB meeting. […]

ECB – Draghi & Tapering

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 4, 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to begin reducing its bond purchases gradually tampering its stimulation program of Quantitative Easing (QE). Nevertheless, reliable sources tell of the ECB being extremely cautious fearing what will happen if buyers do not appear and rates begin to […]

See no evil, speak no evil…

goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / August 31, 2017

The Jackson Hole speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi last week were notable for the omission of any comment about the burning issues of the day:

…where do the Fed and the ECB respectively think America and the Eurozone are in the central bank […]

Dollar Whipsaws Confuse Technical Picture

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / SEP 2, 2017

The US dollar was whipsawed ahead of the weekend. The greenback had been pulling back following the soft core PCE deflator the day before, and losses accelerated after the disappointing US August employment report. However, a report citing unnamed European officials warned that the ECB […]