Tag Archives: quantitative easing

Sweden cuts rates below zero, launches QE

Sweden

Sweden has cut interest rates below zero and launched quantitative easing to fight deflation, becoming the latest Scandinavian state to join Europe’s escalating currency wars. The Riksbank caught markets by surprise, reducing the benchmark lending rate to minus 0.10pc and unveiled its first asset purchases, vowing to take further action ...

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ECB to launch €1.1 trillion of quantitative easing

ECB Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has announced that he will pump €1.1tn at a rate of €60bn a month into financial markets until September 2016, in an attempt to prevent the fragile eurozone economy from grinding to a halt. In a keenly anticipated announcement at the ECB’s headquarters in ...

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World economy is so damaged it needs permanent money printing

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Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating. What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile world economy, still locked in “secular stagnation”. The latest investor survey by Bank ...

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European Central Bank “models” €1 trillion in money printing

European Central Bank ECB

Update: in direct flashback from the summer of 2011 when the ECB leaked news only to retract it within minutes, this just happened: CONSTANCIO: DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT 1 TLN-EURO QE MODEL REPORT For those who have forgotten, here is the ECB playbook: leak “false” rumor, gauge market reaction, then promptly deny ...

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Fed to taper another $10 billion in QE

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen’s first FOMC statement is out: Fed tapers another $10 billion/month beginning in April. Beginning in April, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $25 billion per month rather than $30 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of ...

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Banks may start charging for deposits

Bank deposit

The Fed’s Catch 22 just got catchier. While most attention in the recently released FOMC minutes fell on the return of the taper as a possibility even as soon as December (making the November payrolls report the most important ever, ever, until the next one at least), a less discussed issue was the ...

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Bank of England director warns: Bond bubble threatens financial system

Andrew Haldane

Bank of England Director: Andrew Haldane A key Bank of England policymaker has warned of the risks to global financial stability when “the biggest bond bubble in history” bursts. In a wide-ranging testimony to MPs, Andy Haldane, Bank of England director of financial stability, admitted the central bank’s new financial policy committee is taking ...

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The Gold War

Gold

The global financial crisis is better described as a global monetary war to defend the toxic US Dollar, whose sunset can be seen.In the last 12 to 18 months, the monetary war has again morphed, this time into a far more serious and financially violent global Gold War. Nations are ...

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Silver price to ‘increase 400% in three years’

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The silver bull run will continue says investment specialist Ian Williams of Charteris Treasury. Silver will increase in value five times over the next three years, according to mixed asset fund manager Ian Williams. “Silver is about to enter a sustained bull market that will take the price from the ...

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