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Are We Returning To Normalcy Now?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There was a time where people joked about Twitter being a frivolous website that did not provide any valuable information nor insight for investors. That’s not the case anymore as financial Twitter (FinTwit) has riveting discussions if you follow the correct people. However, there are often false narratives that pass…CONTINUE READING

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

ECB Bond Purchase Details Revealed

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The Fed’s quantitative easing program is relatively plain vanilla compared to what other central banks are doing. That’s a remarkable statement as expanding its balance sheet is a new phenomenon. If you would have discussed the idea of the Fed’s balance sheet being $4.5 trillion, filled with treasuries and mortgage…CONTINUE READING

Central Bank Monetary Cliff Awaits

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever since the financial crisis in 2008 an experimental monetary policy has been in place, known as quantitative easing. The Federal Reserve expanded its balance sheet from about $800 billion to $4.5 trillion. It bought mortgage bonds and treasury bonds. This had a big effect on almost every asset. Lowering…CONTINUE READING