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Stock Market 2018: The Tao vs. Central Banks

  The central banks claim omnipotent financial powers, and their comeuppance is overdue. I will be the first to admit that invoking the woo-woo of the Tao as the ... Read More
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Global Stock, Bond Rally Spurred by Central Banks: Markets Wrap

Gold and oil advance while dollar maintains losses on Fed move Yen steady as BOJ stays the course; euro jumps on Dutch vote Central banks ruled over financial markets, ... Read More

Central banks and gold

The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G20 monetary policy since the ... Read More

Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Market Turnover in Italy

In April 2016 the Bank of Italy conducted the customary triennial survey of the volume of foreign exchange and OTC derivatives market transactions carried out by the major resident ... Read More
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What Else Can Central Banks Do?

Central banks all over the world took dramatic actions during the Great Recession and its aftermath. For example, the US Federal Reserve took the “federal funds” interest rate down ... Read More
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Can You Imagine The Fed Raising Rates In This World? Bank Bail-In Edition

I know it’s bad form to express sympathy for the people running the world’s central banks. But come on, they’re human beings in an impossible spot with no idea ... Read More
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Bill Gross: Central Banks Are Pushing Investors to Bitcoin

Risky markets and an incapable central banking culture could drive investors into the arms of bitcoin and gold, billionaire asset manager Bill Gross opined in a recent note to ... Read More
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Oil-price gains wiped out as traders look to central banks

Oil futures eased in early Asia trade Tuesday, wiping out overnight gains during the New York trading session, as traders await the outcome of the U.S. and Japan central ... Read More

Investors miss out on $500 billion as global bond yields plunge, Fitch Rating says

Investors have seen their interest income squeezed as global bond yields plunge. On the flipside, governments aren’t complaining. Relative to yields in 2011, global investors are foregoing more than ... Read More

Central banks buying up gold to diversify away from US dollar

The demand for gold has renewed worldwide with the price for the precious metal climbing to nearly $1300 per ounce for the first time in 15 months. The rally ... Read More
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