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December 12, 2019

ECB Watch | Lagarde's strategy

Overall, Mrs Lagarde’ first post-meeting press conference went as expected, with an outspoken communication style when talking about different issues not strictly related to monetary policy, and an unchanged line on the monetary policy stance.

December 11, 2019

FOMC Meeting: December 10th-11th

As we expected, the Fed lefts its benchmark interest rate by unchanged at 1.5-1.75% and made only minor adjustments to the October statement.
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November 19, 2019

U.S. Economic Outlook. Fourth quarter 2019

Three-parts accommodation, one-part trade détente baked into 2020 outlook, but is it enough to avoid a downturn? Fed's Art of War: Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
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November 11, 2019

Draghi, the president who broke molds at the ECB

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) will be remembered for a number of things, and one of them is never having raised interest rates during his term, and in fact having lowered them to today's negative levels.

October 28, 2019

Negative Rates in Washington

The most frequently repeated words during meetings and conversations last week in Washington were: low growth, political interference, trade war, downside risk, negative rates, financial instability, green economy, uncertainty, unilateralism and fiscal policy.

October 24, 2019

ECB Watch | Arrivederci Mr Draghi (“never give up”)

In a relatively relaxed press conference- Draghi’s last one as ECB President- , he provided a dovish tone, in line with his entire presidency. He did not give any hints about action to be taken in the short term, trying not to tie the hands of his successor, Mrs Lagarde. We expect the ECB to remain on hold.

October 7, 2019

The risk of the growing market of leveraged loans

Leveraged loans are granted to entities with considerable amounts of debt, that is, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), those with a debt-to-income ratio before interest and tax of more than four.

September 23, 2019

Fed fans

Being a fan of the US central bank may not be strictly necessary, but closely following its monetary policy certainly is.
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