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Swiss National Bank On The Defensive At Jackson Hole

A James Alexander post

Although it appeared that the VSPs gathered in Jackson Hole could only worry about non-existent inflation, I detected a defensiveness too. There were several considerations of alternative policies, in particular a higher, or more flexible, inflation target. 659 more words

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Notes From Underground: When China Shakes, the West Rattles and Rolls

Mao, Deng and Xi, oh my! It seems whenever China releases economic data, the U.S. markets and its developed market cousins either go into an orgasmic paroxysm or a spasm of pain. 782 more words


Nowe (mniejsze!) franki na wiosnę

W wyznającej politykę neutralności i wiarę w tajemnicę bankową Szwajcarii zdecydowanie ważniejsza od silnej armii jest moc pieniądza. Nie dość, że frank szwajcarski to waluta uznawana za jedną z najbardziej wiarygodnych na świecie (dlatego tak wysoko wyceniana wobec innych walut), to szwajcarskie banknoty i monety są jednymi z najlepiej zabezpieczonych i najtrudniejszych do podrobienia. 454 more words


Swiss National Bank ups Apple stake to 9.4 million shares

”The Swiss National Bank raised its stake in Apple Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp., increasing its U.S. equity holdings to $38.6 billion,” Catherine Bosley reports for Bloomberg. 356 more words


High Costs Here Too

Alhambra Investment Partners, by Jeffrey P. Snider

On January 15, the Swiss National Bank suddenly and without warning removed the franc’s peg to the euro. Months later, there is still much confusion as to why they acted, including some of the…

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Pints 'n Purls!!!

Mountain Man Brewing Co. know that knitters are drawn to the craft beer scene. @mountainmansue a.k.a. Sue Cullen is the organiser behind the Pints ‘n Purls… 130 more words