Thursday, 26 July 2012

ECB pledges to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the Euro

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank has reiterated today his commitment to the preservation of the common currency by hinting at upcoming supportive measures. Mr. Draghi said today during a conference in London that the ECB is prepared to do "whatever it takes" to keep the euro-boat afloat. The announcement sparked a relief rally in  risk assets such as the EUR/USD, the S&P500, Gold and Spanish yields. But, without hard facts, the rally will most likely be short lived.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

It`s a QE world

When patients do not respond to a particular type of medicine, or suffer from side effects, doctors usually stop administrating it and decide on a different course of action. But for central bankers, which are medics hired to fix ailing economies things are not that simple. The European Central Bank and the Bank of England initiated today programmes aimed to expand the availability of credit in an attempt to cure the economic sickness with the very thing that caused it: too low interest rates.