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The D word haunts everyone

Deflation is the scariest word! The FOMC statement last night managed somehow to avoid saying what surely should be what is on every member of the FOMCs' lips- DEFLATION. The recent Federal Reserve Bank regional surveys have shown that inflation is falling and quickly, and the recent Business surveys from ISM in the US have […]

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Central Banks are seemingly the saviour of the world's economy and financial markets

After Bernanke's speech at Jackson Hole where he highlighted the weakness of the US labour market in the Fed's failing of its dual mandate, Friday's very weak employment report has given rise to more speculation as to whether the FOMC on Thursday will announce a new large scale monetary easing. As I have argued before, […]

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Bernanke gets his wish

Last month I wrote about the reaction the market had to the FOMC statement which suggested that QE3 was off the cards. Implied volatility in Fixed Income markets spiked sharply higher and whilst last week's FOMC statement was little different to the March statement, the press conference that Bernanke gave, has led to the risk […]

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