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The 10 “Grey Swans” Events For 2018

One of the traditional push backs against attempts to predict “black swan” events is that they are by default unpredictable, rendering the entire exercise moot. However, for the second year in a row, Nomura’s Bilal Hafeez has found a loophole, or rather loop-animal: the grey swan. As Hafeez writes, while he would like to be […]

$1 Trillion Norway Wealth Fund Sees “Red Flag” In Real Estate Market

Back in September, we pointed out that assets managed by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund had surged to over $1 trillion after they made the controversial decision to increase their exposure to global equity bubbles (see: Norway Wealth Fund Assets Surge To Over $1 Trillion On Massive 70% Allocation To Equities).  The move has worked out […]

Traders Paralyzed, Markets Flat Ahead Of Today’s Main Event: The ECB’s Taper Announcement

US equity futures and Asian shares are flat this morning with European shares treading water ahead of the ECB’s policy meeting in which it’s expected to announce a tapering to its €60bn in monthly QE. On this busiest day of Q3 earnings season, companies set to report earnings include Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Intel, while […]

Mapping The World’s Trillion-Dollar Asset-Manager Club

In the late 1700s, it was the start of the battle of stock exchanges: in 1773, the London Stock Exchange was formed, and the New York Stock Exchange was formed just 19 years later. And while London was a preferred destination for international finance at the time, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that England also […]

One Trader Is Stunned By The “Staggering” Confusion In The Market

Wherever one looks there are disconnects… between bonds and stocks, between risk and uncertainty, between hope and reality. But, as former fund manager Richard Breslow notes, most critically, there is a divergence between data and Fed actions, and this time is different as central banks appear to have shifted into 'whatever it takes' to tighten […]

Key Events In The Coming Week: FOMC Minutes, GDP, BOC, OPEC And More

The key highlights in the coming week are the Fed minutes, the Eurogroup meeting on Greece, the OPEC meeting and Bank of Canada rate decision. We also get GDP releases in the US, Eurozone, and UK, while a murder (or gaggle) of Fed speaker will highlight virtually every single day, starting with 4 today. Also […]

Key Events In The Coming Week: All Eyes On Payrolls

The key economic release this week is the employment report on Friday, which as Janet Yellen noted in her speech on Friday, is the only economic event (together perhaps with the CPI report on April 15), that could potentially derail a now practically guaranteed rate hike. Following a slew of hawkish Fed commentary throughout last […]

Riksbank and Norges Bank Policy Meetings Tomorrow / by Marc Chandler / OCTOBER 26, 2016 Between tomorrow and the end of next week, six central banks meet. Sweden’s Riksbank and Norway’s Norges Bank hold policy meetings tomorrow. Next week is the BOJ, RBA, BOE, and the FOMC. Of these central banks, the Riksbank is the most likely to adjust policy, and even that is […]

“All Eyes On Central Banks” In September, But “No Reason To Smile”

Submitted by Saxo Bank Head of Macro Analysis, Christopher Dembik via, Case for a US rate hike remains strong ahead of September FOMC meeting ECB almost certain to extend QE programme RBA changes governors as CPI expansion tumbles Norwegian inflation high and rising, housing bubble in focus Coup attempt derails Turkish economy, further easing […]

Frontrunning: August 18

World stocks rise, dollar weakens on divided Fed  (Reuters) U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners (WSJ) Brazil police pull U.S. swimmers from flight amid robbery probe (Reuters) Rio’s Latest Headache: Loads of Empty Seats (WSJ) Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking (Reuters) How Lending Club’s Biggest Fanboy Uncovered Shady Loans (BBG) Spain […]