quantitative easing

Forget the Fed Rate Hikes — It’s All About Shrinking the $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet

Forget about being too nervous about the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates. In the September FOMC meeting, Janet Yellen and the FOMC have indicated that most Fed governors are expecting ...
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How Investors and Economists Should View the Fed’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet Reduction

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, will mark the Federal Reserve's September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting announcement. The announcement also will include forecasts by the Federal Reserve, and more importantly it should ...
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The End of Quantitative Easing: Fed Rate Hike Trumped by Selling Down Massive Balance Sheet

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee have confirmed what the market was bracing for (or hoping for) -- a Fed Funds rate hike. What is also now on ...
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Fed Rate Hike Dilemma: Negative Sovereign Yields Back on the Rise

With all eyes on the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee and an expected rate hike this week, it is easy to forget that there is a whole wide world ...
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FOMC Watch: Why Fed’s Balance Sheet Language Will Trump Interest Rate Hikes

Global financial markets, economists and consumers alike are all about to get a fresh diagnosis on the growth expectations of the economy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the ...
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ECB Tapering of Quantitative Easing Outlined for 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) is here to stay with quantitative easing measures. Sort of. President Mario Draghi announced on Thursday that the ECB was going to extend its purchases ...
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Credit Suisse Shows Why Interest Rates May Rise More Than Expected in 2017

The markets still have to work through the presidential election in the United States, but many economic teams and strategists are starting to issue their preliminary forecasts for stock indexes ...
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Global Tally of Negative Interest Rates Continues to Decline

For those of you who view negative interest rates on sovereign debt as a tax, there is good news. For those of you who want to use sovereign debt as ...
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Evidence That Negative Yields Are Finally Shrinking Around the Globe, Sort Of

With news that the Bank of Japan will continue on its quantitative easing path, and with accommodative policies in Europe and the United States, there is still a massive amount ...
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What Bank of England’s Rate Cut and Quantitative Easing Really Mean

Quantitative easing has begun to be seen as an ugly term. Now the Bank of England has decided to try to fend off more economic weakness, and hopefully avoid a ...
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Sovereign Debt With Negative Yields Now Tops $11.7 Trillion

The demand for safe-haven trades is becoming almost zany. It seems unthinkable that there was nearly $10 trillion in sovereign debt with negative yields just a few weeks ago. Now ...
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U.S. Federal Reserve

FOMC Decision on Rates — Kicking the Can Down the Road

The decision on interest rates from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has finally been made. As we expected, no rate hike was seen. If you looked at fed fund ...
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a lot of money

FOMC Lowers Economic 2016 to 2018 Growth & Fed Funds Rate Hikes Forecasts

Wednesday's announcement from the Federal Reserve brought no rate hike on fed funds. This was virtually as expected. There was only one vote to hike rates. What has changed is that ...
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3 Nations Where Negative Interest Rates Are Creating Asset Bubble Risks

Negative interest rates were thought to be the next best thing when it comes to quantitative easing. Never in our lifetimes have we seen a period where banks keeping reserve ...
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ECB

Mario Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, Again, Maybe

Monday may be getting a bit of fresh air from the discussions by the European Central Bank (ECB) at the European Parliament plenary debate, which was over the ECB Annual ...
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