Tag Archives: ECB

The 2015 Global Risk Map: Hedging Geopolitical Challenges

Central Banks are likely to continue to dominate the global economy as well as financial markets again in 2015. Asset prices will likely benefit from abundant liquidity. However, divergent monetary policies required by divergent growth paths can be expected to … Continue reading

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The Fed is Waiting Patiently…Are You?

The FOMC’s January meeting didn’t break new ground; I’m waiting for the March press conference for any significant action to be discussed. As we know, patience continued to be the theme, as the Fed signaled a rate hike before June … Continue reading

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Greece is the Word

The three key take-away points from last Friday’s deal: 1. Greek politicians shouldn’t play poker: Whether the new government was faced with a lack of time or simply wasn’t experienced in bail-out negotiations, we don’t know, but neither Greek Prime … Continue reading

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ABBA Time

Mamma Mia!! Yesterday morning (Thursday February 12th 2015) the Swedish central bank (the Riksbank) decided to take a chance on Quantitative Easing (“QE”), cutting the repurchase rate to -0.10% and announcing a bond-buying programme of SEK 10bn (approx. €1bn). The … Continue reading

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Markets Dance to the Tune of the ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB) followed through on ECB president Mario Draghi’s pledge that it would re-expand its balance sheet by formally launching a quantitative easing (QE) bond-buying program which included sovereign bonds. In essence, it’s €60 billion/month from March … Continue reading

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