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Chicken or Beef? Time for a Stock Diet?

The stock market has been gorging on gains over the last six years and the big question is are we ready for a crash diet? In other words, have we consumed too much, too fast? 609 more words

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BlackblOccupy from subMedia.tv on Vimeo.

In America, Black Bloc and the Occupy Movement generally do not get along. One side looks at the other as sign holding hippie pussies getting nothing done, or violent assholes dumbing down a political statement with barbarianism. 145 more words

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A dangerous trick by the two Marios

The following has been in the back of my mind during the whole of last year. In April 2014 Mario Monti gave an interview to Marc Peeperkorn in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, p10-13, … 461 more words

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Fair Winds and Following Seas

Market chat on the subject of the eurozone has tended to be rather downbeat over the last few years. Some observers have focused on its benighted wrangling over… 626 more words


Central bankers and investors: the deluded leading the cynical and naïve

A selection of my recent observations in client notes, speeches and radio appearances, which have provoked sufficient reaction to merit a further airing.

Fed loses ‘patience’                 … 1,887 more words

"With great power comes great responsibility”: the Case of ECB's Accountability

“With great power comes great responsibility”

You know where this quote comes from :-)

I think it perfectly applies to the ECB.

When I started to study it (OMG, about 20 years ago!), I found out that its almost exclusive competence in managing the Eurozone monetary policy and its well guaranteed independence were mirrored by a panoplia of accountability tools. 732 more words


How Sabine and Danièle coordinate

This post may be purely speculative. However, I noticed two important figureheads of EU bank supervision (Sabine Lautenschläger and Danièle Nouy) went public on two, apparently separate, issues. 542 more words