WarMachines.com

Industrial War Machine Complex – Buy Bitcoin Defeat Corrupt Governments Everywhere!!


WarMachines.com

Archives by tag

The View From 2017’s Bridge: What Clive Hale Learned This Year

Authored by Clive Hale via The View From The Bridge blog, As long time readers will know we do not put much credence in end of year forecasts; nor in fact forecasts in general; the Fed and the Met Office being stand out examples. As an alternative to what is going to happen in 2018 […]


Jim Grant: “Markets Trust Too Much In The Presence Of Central Banks”

Authored by Christoph Gisiger via Finanz und Wirtschaft, James Grant, Wall Street expert and editor of the renowned investment newsletter «Grant’s Interest Rate Observer», warns of the unseen consequences of super low interest rate and questions the extraordinary actions of the Swiss National Bank. Nearly ten years after the financial crisis, extraordinary monetary policy has […]


UK Banks Can Withstand “Disorderly Brexit” But Need Additional £6BN; $35 Trillion In Derivatives Affected

For the first time since it (belatedly) began conducting stress tests in 2014, none of the UK’s major banks need to raise additional capital. More importantly, the Bank of England and the system could withstand a disorderly Brexit. As Bloomberg recaps, "the stress-test scenario therefore encompasses a wide range of U.K. macroeconomic risks that could […]


The Five Biggest Tests For China’s Next Central Bank Governor

Zhou Xiaochuan’s long reign as PBoC Governor is drawing to a close. He signaled his impending retirement last month and will be seventy years old In January 2018. Zhou has headed up China’s central bank from the early days of China’s “growth miracle” in 2002 and successfully – thanks to massive credit creation – steered […]


Draghi Speech: Everything Is Awesome In Europe, No Signs Of Systemic Risks

Mario Draghi gave the keynote speech at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress this morning in which he focused on the strong outlook for the Eurozone economy and how his monetary policy is playing a vital role. The speech was peppered with upbeat phrases and adjectives like solid, robust, unabated, endogenous propagation, resilient, remarkable and ongoing. […]


Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan’s Nikkei topped 22,750 – a level last seen in 1992 – while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with EURUSD […]


ECB Preview: Here’s What Draghi Will Announce Today

Today’s ECB meeting is expected to be one of the most important in recent years: Mario Draghi has signaled, and is widely expected to announce a blueprint of what the central bank’s QE tapering will look like beyond 2017, and while no actual tightening will be implemented – either via rates of asset purchases – […]


ECB Preview: Here’s What Draghi Will Announce On Thursday

Thursday’s ECB meeting is expected to be one of the most important in recent years: Mario Draghi has signaled, and is widely expected to announce a blueprint of what the central bank’s QE tapering will look like beyond 2017, and while no actual tightening will be implemented – either via rates of asset purchases – […]


Ray Dalio Is Shorting The Entire EU

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, A point BOE Governor Mark Carney made recently may be the biggest cog in the European Union’s wheel (or is it second biggest? Read on). That is, derivatives clearing. It’s one of the few areas where Brussels stands to lose much more than London, but […]


ECB Reportedly Considering Slashing QE In Half In January, EURUSD Shrugs

Has Mario Draghi's 'leak' weapon lost its mojo? ECB officials are considering cutting their monthly bond buying by at least half starting in January and keeping their program active for at least nine months, according to Bloomberg who cites 'officials familiar with the debate'. Reducing quantitative easing to 30 billion euros ($36 billion) a month from […]


Did the Fed’s #2 Quit to Avoid Blame for the Coming Inflationary Storm?

Inflation is coming. Vice-Fed Chair Stanley Fischer recently resigned unexpectedly from the Federal Reserve. Many were left wondering why Fischer would give up his role as the Fed’s second in command, arguably the second most powerful Central Banking position in the world. Wonder no more: The current soft patch of inflation will not last, the […]


Pound Surges To One Year High After Carney Says He Is “Among Majority” Expecting Tighter Policy

Having surged earlier in the day following an unexpectedly hawkish BOE statement, moments ago GBPUSD jumped to fresh session highs after BOE Governor Mark Carney said the pound’s decline is boosting prices, and added that he’s among the majority of MPC with view that policy may need to be tightened in coming months.  Some other […]


Fed Vice Chair, Stanley Fischer…Exit Stage Left: “This One’s Gonna Hurt”

Via Global Macro Monitor, This one is going to hurt.   Stanley Fischer is one, if not, our favorite economist. As Larry Summers points out in his recent piece in the Washington Post, The Fed and the international monetary system will be weaker for his departure from official responsibility. It is the end of an era.  […]


EUR Surges, Bund Yields Tumble As Draghi Sends Conflicting Messages

After a kneejerk move lower in the Euro, tumbling briefly as low as 1.1930 when Mario Draghi made an explicit reference to the strength of the Euro in his prepared remarks, stating that “the recent volatility in the exchange rate represents a source of uncertainty which requires monitoring with regard to its possible implications for […]