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European Central Bank Rate Cuts Just Support More Negative Interest Rates

The European Central Bank was expected to lower interest rates, and it delivered. This is after interest rates in Europe already had been below zero in many of the bond ...
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Defying Logic: Germany Sells 30-Year Bonds for Negative Yields

The media loves pointing to the inverted yield curve, negative interest rates and the imminent recession. There might be a reason why it matters, even if the media keeps jumping ...
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Could Creative Rule-Bending Help Fix Deutsche Bank?

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) is not really considered by most investors as an American bank, so most U.S. investors would be likely to shrug off any negative news affecting ...
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Growing Negative Yields in Europe Bring More Problems for This Week’s FOMC Decision on Interest Rates

In 2018, it seemed as though Europe would be able to dig out of its slower growth measures and remove its endless quantitative easing with negative interest rates. The fourth ...
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With Federal Reserve Expected to Be on Hold, Positive Trends for Gold in 2019

This week will bring yet another Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC) decision on interest rates. The current expectation is for Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the FOMC to keep ...
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Mario Draghi Drops a Slowing European Growth Bomb on Markets

It turns out that the worries about slowing growth in Europe and not living up to getting out of the no interest rate policy had just as much bite as ...
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The 15 Nations That Control the World’s Gold

As 2018 turned into 2019, the easy reflection would be that it was a wild ride in the global equity markets. The year 2018 turned out to be a pretty ...
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What Americans Should Know About Tuesday’s Failed Brexit Vote

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, was a big but not so bright day in the United Kingdom. The British Parliament delivered a very wide defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed ...
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Trouble for Greece and the Greek Banks, All Over Again

If there is ever a country in Europe that seems to always have some strife, Greece has to top of the list. Many investors and economists have been worried about ...
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Germany Enters 2019 Teetering on the Brink of Recession

The European Central Bank wants to reverse its multiyear path of economic stimulus and quantitative easing. Unfortunately, that desire may not become reality. Germany is Europe's largest economy, and there ...
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ECB Leaves Interest Rate Alone, Says Asset Purchase Program to End This Year

The governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB) said Thursday that the bank will leave its interest rates at current levels and and that it will wind down its ...
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Can Mario Draghi Prevent the Dollar Devaluation From Interfering With a Eurozone Recovery?

The European Central Bank (ECB) voted to leave interest rates and its policies unchanged on Thursday. The lack of a move rejected the thought that the ECB would scale back ...
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China Overblown Treasury Risk, but Europe, Japan and US Fed Pose Larger Risks

The recent rise in U.S. interest rates was enough that some of the bull market's biggest cheerleaders started to get at least a little nervous. It turns out that the ...
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UBS Signals Stronger European Corporate Profits Than US in 2017

It is no secret that there is a raging bull market right now, and 2017 has only been an accelerated year within that long-term recovery after the Great Recession. Pro-business ...
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A Tale of 2 European Bank Earnings: Barclays vs Deutsche Bank

It has been a busy day for the banking sector in Europe. On top of the European Central Bank keeping rates static, it cut its monthly bond buying in half ...
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