For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.
There must be some café in Brussels where all the most inept U.S. financial journalists meet with to get their take on eurozone deflation.
So far the ECB has not responded to the disinflationary risks building in the euro area. Some Governing Council members dismissed the calls for action from numerous economists, referring to the analysts’ reports as the “Anglo-Saxon” irrational fea…
Today Credit Suisse confirmed our earlier assessment that the ECB will be shifting toward a looser monetary stance in the near future
It may be something symbolic such as a small rate cut or possibly a more substantial move such as a new LTRO program (discussed here), but the European Central Bank will be forced to loosen monetary policy in the near future. Here are the reasons…
By William K. Black On January 19, 2014 I posted a column entitled “Deflation: The Failed Macroeconomic Paradigm Plumbs New Depths of Self-Parody” that discussed the insanity of the Eurozone’s approach to “the threat of deflation.” The EU’s troika cannot … Continue reading →
The Euro area inflation indicators are pushing into dangerous territory. The core CPI measure in particular is trending sharply lower. The ECB has so far been taking a “wait and see” attitude, though some on the Governing Council are apparently getting concerned.