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The week in charts - episode 3

11.German Manufacturing Boom

BREAKING! #Germany's Manufacturing #PMI rises to massive 58.3! https://t.co/4C3Leq0bl6

jeroen blokland (@jsblokland) March 24, 2017

The Eurozone remains in excellent shape, despite all the political hurdles.

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不過,這是 Goldman Sachs 的推測,不一定會實現。我倒覺得 Yellen 大媽不會貿然行事,最多她也不過是做個樣子,賣個幾十億,開個頭,讓後來的人收拾這個爛攤子。反正 The Fed 欠這麽多錢,也不是她的錯,她勇敢的開始減少QE的行動,也可以沾點光。
再說, Trump 是絕對不會把她留下來的。她明年年初是一定會收到 “You are fired” 的粉紅小單。反正她也風光夠了,下台收政府的退休金,日子好過的很。她在位的這幾年,兢兢業業,守著她從教科書上學到的理論,一步一步慢慢的走,蕭規曹隨,錯不到那裏。黑暗隧道的那一邊已經有光亮出來了。只要熬過這幾個月,成功身退,歷史留名,有什麽不好。搞個大動作,不是 Yellen 大媽的作風。

套一句 Yellen 大媽和 Bernanke 大叔最喜歡說的話來結尾吧:”預知後事如何,請聽下回分解。”


The Last Waltz

I hate to admit it, but I’ve been thinking about a topic for today’s blog post, and I’ve come up with absolutely zilch! Nothing has coming to me, so I’ve resigned myself to not talking about anything and just naming it after something I watched on TV last night! 277 more words


17 Mar 2017 (AFR) - Markets rally as Fed signals no risk to liquidity supplies - Yellen sends Wall Street signal to party on

(17 March 2017, AFR, p31, by Karen Maley)

‘If the job of the US Federal Reserve, as former chair William Martin once said, is “to take away the punch bowl just when the party gets going”, Janet Yellen is proving to be a genial and unusually lenient host. 89 more words

1.Market Observations

The Bank of England may consider yet more easing going forwards

Today the Bank of England announces its policy decision although care is needed because it actually voted yesterday. This was one of the “improvements” announced a while ago by Governor Mark Carney and it is something I have criticised. 1,223 more words

General Economics

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