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Quantitative Easing

Lessons on QE from America…


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

If you’re going to take the QE, currency debasement path…. make sure your exporters benefit. The Federal Reserve meets today and tomorrow.   It is likely to continue with its $85bn a month of asset purchases (QE infinity) and according to […]

QE Toxicity


Monday, January 28th, 2013

QE – Who  Cares? (actually we all need to) Tomorrow morning at 9.30am in the Thatcher Room in Portcullis House, the Treasury Select Committee will hear evidence on the effect and effectiveness of QE. Its unlikely to be a riveting […]

Mervyn King – Raining on Mark Carney’s Parade.


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Mervyn King – Raining on Mark Carney’s Parade? What is it with Central Bankers?  Why do they have to deliver really important changes in policy at speeches that not many are taking notice of? Last July, Mario Draghi delivered his “whatever-it-takes-Dirty-Harry” […]

Sterling Crisis


Monday, January 21st, 2013

Sterling Crisis? There has been much comment recently on Sterling weakness.  The pound is down from $1.6250 to $1.5877 since in just the first few weeks of 2013.  Last summer, one pound bought over E1.28, now it only buys E1.19.  The big question is whether this is […]