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New era in capital after (US) QE and AQR draws a line.

Takeaways: A new era awaits. The Fed’s final QE hurrah was flagged, but we expect more market discretion, volatility, disruption and currency oscillation without this safety net. 1,304 more words


Northern nightmares, 29/10/2014 - Sweden enters ZIRP

This would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. (There’s probably an Ibrahimovic joke somewhere in here but I’m neither happy nor into football.) The direction of this current move by the Swedish Riksbank (central bank) to lower the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 0 basis points basically puts Sweden in zero interest rate policy – ZIRP! 811 more words


UK economic outlook

According to the IMF’s forecasts, the UK economy will be the fastest growing developed economy in 2014, overtaken only by the US in 2015. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last week is in line with this prediction. 555 more words

Late-night layer cake, 28/10/2014 - Chinese sweets and stimulus

So… are we off to the races yet? The HSI is up 1.6% and the HSCEI is up by a whopping 2.3%! Whoa! What happened? (Sorry for the early “Continue reading”, but there’s an A4 of bullet point list right here, so I’d rather save you the scrolling if you’re looking for something else.) 739 more words


Some Results from This Month's Financial War Games

Earlier this month, “Financial War Games” were held in the United States and European Union. Here, the EU results as analyzed, and it seems they were anything but legit. 734 more words