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The $14tn Great Monetary Experiment…. coming to an end?

And so the Great Monetary Policy Experiment that is Quantitative Easing is facing its biggest test.  From October the Federal Reserve in America will begin to unwind its $4.5tn balance sheet.  And don’t think its America, we don’t care.  Just do a twitter search for FOMC and see how many foreign language tweets appear in the list.  The Fed is the most powerful central bank in the world.  It has showered the world with cheap money.  That is coming to an end and we don’t know the result. […]

The Three Wise Monkeys? Or the Three Stooges?

And now onto my macro musings after the three speeches this week of the Chancellor, the Governor and the Economist (Phillip Hammond, Mark Carney and Andy Haldane).  I am not sure if I should compare them to the Three Wise Monkeys or the Three Stooges… Firstly after my blog last week about the growing politicalisation of […]

One Year on from Brexit.. Do not lament Sterling weakness..

Sterling is down 13% on a trade weighted basis since the Brexit vote.  This has helped manufacturing orders to hit their highest level since 1998 according to data out today.  Sterling’s decline is beginning to help the revival of manufacturing and dampening consumer spending through higher inflation.  Sterling weakness is rebalancing the economy away from (indebted) consumer […]

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

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