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Is Quantitative Tightening The End Of The Euro?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes “Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.” – Mario Draghi These were the famous words spoken by the president of the European central bank in 2012 during a period where uncertainty and high volatility…CONTINUE READING

Why The Federal Reserve Isn’t Meeting Its Goals

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many questions about the current monetary policy, but not many answers provided by the central bankers. The situation, which has remained the same since the Federal Reserve started its quantitative easing policy, was perfectly summarized on Monday as Janet Yellen spoke at the University of Michigan. She didn’t…CONTINUE READING

Pause In Rate Hikes; Weak Jobs Report

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Two topics that took center stage this past week have been the Federal Reserve’s supposed change (perceived tightening) in its monetary policy and the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. The Fed clarified its forward guidance this week in a speech by Bill Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve…CONTINUE READING