Markets are unnervingly calm these days. During the last six months, the realized volatility of the S&P 500 Index fell to the lowest level in more than half a century. […]
Here’s an overview of some of the most telling financial markets charts of this week.
After disbelieving the Fed for months, markets braced for a powerful message accompanying the first rate hike of this year. But that didn’t happen. One dovish hike and speech made […]
This week in financial markets summarized in charts.
Inflation in the Eurozone spiked to 1.8% in January, the highest level in almost four years! More importantly, 1.8% is also extremely close to the ECB’s inflation target of ‘below, […]
Yields are lower. Again! The book on ‘bond madness’ got yet another chapter this week. The German 10-year government bond yield fell below 3 basis points, not surprisingly another record […]
After years of rate cutting and bond-buying central bank policies are now being questioned by financial markets. The euro and yen, targeted casualties of these policies, shot up with a […]
Investing in government bonds made you a lot of money in recent years. US bond yields were pushed down to unimaginably low levels, but the real bond madness happened in […]
I don’t know what to make of this week in financial markets. I guess some major events were on the agenda, but nothing to get really excited about. As expected […]
The Week End Blog is back! And so are central banks. If you thought their toolkit was empty, guess again. The ECB neatly demonstrated that central bankers have become notoriously […]