Posts filed under “Federal Reserve”

The ABCs of ECB’s QE

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Source: Bespoke Investment Group

 

 

The European Central Bank announced its latest — and belated — program of quantitative easing last week. The ECB made fresh commitments to buy a series of asset-backed securities (ABS), various bonds and expanded its previously announced Long-Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs).

The ECB’s brand of quantitative easing is an incredibly complex process. I could try to write 2,000 words explaining how the ECB uses bonds, loans and cash to prop up the European economy, stimulate lending and lower the value of the euro. But that mind-numbing exercise isn’t necessary thanks to the flow chart above from Bespoke Investment Group.

 

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Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Federal Reserve

Seeds of U.S. Inflation Are Sprouting . . .

The Seeds of U.S. Inflation Have Sprouted and Could Be in Full Flower in 2016 Paul Kasriel September 8, 2014   I subscribe to the tenet espoused by the late Professor Milton Friedman that inflation is a monetary phenomenon. When I speak of inflation, I include not only the behavior of prices of goods and…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Think Tank

The scarcity value of Treasury collateral

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

When and how should the Fed exit?

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Banks, Shadow Banking, and Fragility

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy Chair Janet L. Yellen FRBKC Economic Symposium Jackson Hole, Wyoming August 22, 2014     In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has made considerable progress in recovering from the largest and most sustained loss of employment in the United States since the…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Economic policy, with and without forecasts

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Wrong Way Plosser

Hawks Crying Wolf: Charles Plosser of the Philadephia Fed; if you’ve been following these things, you know that Plosser has been warning about imminent inflation since the beginning of the crisis. He did it in 2008; he did it in 2009; he did it in 2010; he did it in 2011; I’m getting tired here,…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation, Really, really bad calls