Central Banks Are Driving

Central Banks Are Driving

Clearly, Monetary Policy And Central Banks Are Driving Domestic Economies And Pulling Global Levers At The Same Time. The global economy performed a bit like a Rube Goldberg contraption during the first quarter of 2015, although it’s doubtful many countries found...
Why Would An Investor Accept A Negative Interest Rate?

Why Would An Investor Accept A Negative Interest Rate?

Why Would An Investor Accept A Negative Interest Rate? You learned about negative numbers in school. Now, you get to learn about negative interest rates. Currently, the European Central Bank (ECB) pays -0.2 percent on money banks have deposited. By way of comparison,...
European Central Bankers On Center Stage

European Central Bankers On Center Stage

European Central Bankers Took Center Stage Last Week There may be potential for a reality television program starring central bankers and the making of economic policy. It could be called, ‘The Real Central Bankers of the European Economic Community.’ Just imagine the...
Oil, FED, And ECB… Oh My!

Oil, FED, And ECB… Oh My!

Oil Drops, The FED Holds Steady, And The ECB Looks Towards Stimulus You may be enjoying the economic benefits of gas prices around two dollars a gallon, but last week investors were skeptical about the effect of low, low oil prices on companies’ performance during...
Weekly Perspective – The FED & ECB – December 8, 2014

Weekly Perspective – The FED & ECB – December 8, 2014

The FED & ECB In the United States, it was more of the same ole, same ole… The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at record highs for the 34th time and 49th time this year, respectively. The impetus last week was a jobs report that...

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