The impact of central banks should not be underestimated. And I don’t just mean their impact on economic growth and interest rates. Central banks are also a driving force of […]
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 […]
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, […]
‘QE is useless!’ Phrases like that have made the headlines on more than one occasion. Many agree that Quantitative Easing, the monetary bazooka used by most central banks to overcome […]
A lot has been written about the impact of Quantitative Easing. And while it is arguable whether or not the extraordinary measures taken by central banks have had any significant […]
Not all that much has happened with the USD/EUR exchange rate in recent years. Yes, there have been some sizeable swings from time to time, but on average the movements […]
Bond yields have risen significantly in the last two months. Between the beginning of May and June 24 the 10-year Treasury yield increased by more than one percent. Since then […]