Blog/Central Banks

Central Banks at Risk of Default?

Central banks do not play games with the markets but it sure feels like we are being played by someone! Earlier this year the Bank of Japan, Federal Reserve and [...]

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Will the Fed Keep Excess Reserves?

QUESTION: Hi Martin, I recently asked an Economist for a major Financial Institute the following question. Will the Fed continue to pay interest on “excess [...]

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Central Banks Investing in Equities

QUESTION: There is a new trend that central banks are investing in the stock markets Is this true? What is the impact of this move? ANSWER: Yes. The reason has been [...]

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ECB – Draghi & Tapering

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to begin reducing its bond purchases gradually tampering its stimulation program of Quantitative Easing (QE). [...]

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Yellen Reveals She Also Does Not Understand What it all Crashed in 2007-2010

The head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has warned politicians against turning back financial market regulation, yet she herself does not comprehend what the [...]

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The Legal Challenge to Quantitative Easing

It has taken almost 10 years for the ECB’s controversial government bond purchases to finally reach the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to be reviewed as to [...]

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ECB In Serious Trouble

The European Central Bank (ECB) left its stimulus programs and record low interest rates unchanged. Pundits were seeing some cyclical signs of what they hoped was a [...]

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People’s Bank of China Moves Against Shorts

It was only last week that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) was rumoured to be competing in the currency market, which was coincidentally followed by a [...]

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Interest Rates Up & Bonds Up?

While the Fed may be raising rates, there is still a flight to quality underway that is giving a bid to US Treasury issues. Low Treasury yields may remain the norm [...]

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Fed Rates & Minutes

Minutes from the Fed’s May policy meeting showed board members thought that if jobs growth remains healthy with a rebound in investment and consumer spending [...]

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