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No More Heroin: Your Visual Guide To The Global Central Bank Exit Plan

A couple of weeks ago, Citi’s Matt King discussed what is perhaps the best reason of all to be cautious about dipping your toe into equity markets that are trading at elevated (and that’s putting it very, … 1,303 more words


Central Banks Have "Learned A Lesson": "Silence Is Golden"

There’s been no shortage of speculation about whether the Fed “got what it wanted” out of Wednesday’s “dovish” rate hike.

In one camp are those who believe Yellen and co. 1,257 more words


17 Mar 2017 (AFR) - Bank of Japan leaves policy unchanged in wake of US hike

(17 March 2017, AFR, p18, by Toru Fujioka)

‘The Bank of Japan kept its unprecedented monetary easing program unchanged on Thursday, just hours after the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate, increasing the policy divergence between the two central banks.’ 15 more words

1.Market Observations

China Calls, Hikes Rates After Fed; Kuroda Triples Down On The Laughs After BoJ

It was a fairly lively overnight session on the heels of the Fed.

We start in China where the PBoC imported themselves a rate hike, although not “officially.” As you may or may not be aware, Beijing has essentially shelved¬†policy rates in favor of repo rates when it comes to tightening. 928 more words


Singapore stocks at highest since August 2015 as Fed signals gradual rate hikes

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: Singapore stocks rose to their highest level in one and a half years on Thursday (Mar 16), taking cues from overnight gains on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve signalled a more gradual pace of monetary tightening. 527 more words

Current Affairs

Banks are in focus this week and ECB could change its forward guidance

The FED is expected to increase the short-term interest rate by 25 basis points this week. If the FED does not raise rates at he March FOMC meeting, it will be a big surprise for many investors. 409 more words


Sneaky Ass Hawks

For the umpteenth time: oh what a difference a month makes.

There are hawks everywhere you look to start the week, which is more than a little ironic given what’s going on on the geopolitical front. 573 more words