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What use is central bank Forward Guidance?

This week has seen a type of Forward Guidance by the UK Chancellor George Osborne and also by the Office for Budget Responsibility or OBR. Not only did the OBR decide that the outlook for the UK economy was somewhat brighter in spite of the fact that year on year economic growth has been slowing (2.9% to 2.3%)  it also found a pot of money down the back of its economic modeling sofa. 1,214 more words

General Economics

ECB President Prepared to Fight Low Inflation

Speaking at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi assured the region’s bankers that the ECB stands ready to act if it concludes that its current policy is falling short of stimulating the slugging economy. 422 more words

What if the ECB cuts interest-rates will the US Fed then raise them?

One of the themes of these times has been the concept of “currency wars” as various nations and currency blocs have sought to gain a competitive advantage. 1,308 more words

General Economics

How the Great Depression 2.0 Will Soon Unfold

By Michael Pento – Re-Blogged From http://www.PentoPort.com

Those who place their faith in a sustainable economic recovery emanating through government fiat will soon be shocked. Colossal central bank counterfeiting and gargantuan government deficit spending has caused the major averages to climb back towards unchanged on the year. 1,084 more words

GDP & Employment

Notes From Underground: The Sergeant Krupke Syndrome In Foreign Policy

Let me say first off: I agree with President Obama about putting massive boots on the ground in response to the ISIS threat. I felt the same about Afghanistan in that the U.S. 713 more words


How Do People Destroy Their Capital?

By Keith Weiner – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

I have written previously about the interest rate, which is falling under the planning of the Federal Reserve. The flip side of falling interest rates is the rising price of bonds. 589 more words

Monetary Policy