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Category Archives: European Central Bank

“Long Nasdaq” Takes Over From “Long Bitcoin” As Wall Street’s Most Crowded Trade

Last month, Bank of America’s survey of active investors revealed something striking: for the first time in history, the response to what the professional community perceived as the most crowded trade on Wall Street, was “Long Bitcoin” (according to 26% of respondents), followed by “Long Nasdaq”, while “Short US Dollars” was in third spot. One […]

Globalization Is Poverty: “The Endgame Is Painfully Obvious”

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Central bankers have never done more damage to the world economy than in the past 10 years. One may argue this is because they never had the power to do that. If their predecessors had had that power, who knows? Still, the global economy has […]

The ECB Has Bought €1.9 Trillion In Bonds: Here Is Who Sold And What They Did With The Money

Since the ECB launched its sovereign debt QE, initially known as PSPP, in March 2015 and later expanded to include corporate debt, or CSPP, in June 2016, the world’s biggest hedge fund central bank has created enough money out of thin air to purchase bonds with no consideration for price to grow its balance sheet, […]

Theresa May Heads To Brussels For Surprise Brexit Dinner: “We’ve Almost Run Out Of Things To Talk About”

After her disastrous speech at the Conservative party conference, Theresa May is in desperate need of some good news as she puts her reputation on the line by unexpectedly heading to Brussels and personally intervening in the stalled Brexit talks. News of the meeting came as a surprise to some in Westminster, although 10 Downing […]

Italy’s Parallel Fiscal Currency: All You Need To Know

Authored by Marco Cattaneo, from Basta con l’Eurocrisi, via GEFIRA, There is an increased talk in Italy about fiscal money as an instrument to resolve the economic crisis, which is not over yet. Despite the optimism shown by the Italian government and the EU, the Eurozone economy is far from being in an acceptable condition, and […]

With Just Hours Until Spain’s Ultimatum Runs Out, Catalonia Proposes Its Own Central Bank

It’s D-Day for Catalan President Carles Puigdemont who has just a few hours left until 10 am on Monday (4am ET) to respond to the Spanish government’s ultimatum delivered last week by the prime minister, demanding to know whether Puigdemont did, indeed, declare independence last week. If Puigdemont says yes, fails to respond, or provides […]

Bank of America: “This Is The Most Consensus Trade In The World”

One week ago, BofA chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett laid out his reasoning for why a market correction is imminent: Global stock market cap up a massive $18.5tn (= US GDP) since Feb’16 lows 3P’s (Positioning, Profits, Policy) thus closer to peak than trough: BofAML Bull & Bear Indicator was 0 in Feb’16, now 6.9; […]

World Stocks Hit 4th Consecutive Record High, Bonds Rise On ECB QE Report

World stocks rose to a 4th consecutive record highs, while the dollar headed for its worst week; U.S. stock-index futures are steady, with European and Asian stocks higher ahead of much anticipated US inflation data, which is expected to give cues on the outlook for the Federal Reserve’s interest rates. MSCI’s all world equity index […]

Bill Blain: “Markets Did Not Melt Down Yesterday As I’ve Been Semi-Seriously Predicting”

Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners “Far across a moonbeam, I know that’s who you are, I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire..” Friday the 13th. Never a lucky day. Already I’m having a difficult time. I was a bit late so I decided to cycle to office this morning, but discovered […]

ECB Reportedly Considering Slashing QE In Half In January, EURUSD Shrugs

Has Mario Draghi's 'leak' weapon lost its mojo? ECB officials are considering cutting their monthly bond buying by at least half starting in January and keeping their program active for at least nine months, according to Bloomberg who cites 'officials familiar with the debate'. Reducing quantitative easing to 30 billion euros ($36 billion) a month from […]