Daily Comment

Daily Comment (June 22, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] On the eve of the vote in the U.K., polling suggests that the Brexit vote will be close.  However, the message coming from the betting pools maintains the leave camp at roughly 25%. (Source: Bloomberg) This chart shows the leave bets, which peaked around 45% but… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 21, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Polling suggests that the Brexit vote will be close.  However, that isn’t the message coming from the betting pools, where the leave camp lost another four points. (Source: Bloomberg) This chart shows the leave bets, which peaked around 45% but have fallen precipitously to the 24%… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 20, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] There are three big stories today. Leaning toward Bremain: In the wake of the assassination of MP Jo Cox, the first polls out suggest that the Bremain camp has halted the Brexit momentum.  Still, polls suggest a tight race, with 45% wanting to remain in the… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 17, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] There are three big stories today. Jo Cox, martyr: MP Jo Cox was brutally assassinated yesterday while campaigning for the “remain” vote in Leeds, England yesterday.  A Labor MP and a rising star in the party, she was attacked while leaving a meeting with constituents.  According… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 16, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] The last eight years have been full of unusual events.  We have seen ZIRP, NIRP, QE of all stripes, massive increases in central bank balance sheets, collapses in monetary multipliers, low inflation, consistently wrong forecasts of higher interest rates, massive borrowing in China, flash crashes, commodity… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 15, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria announced it is moving toward a market driven exchange rate policy, likely taking steps toward allowing its currency, the naira, to float.  Although the Central Bank of Nigeria has allowed more flexible exchange rates recently, allowing a full float will likely lead to… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 14, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Risk markets remain soft this morning in the wake of the German 10-year yield dipping under zero. (Source: Bloomberg) It is historic enough that we now have the German yield curve below zero going out 10 years.  A total of 75% of German bonds now carry… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 13, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Week of meetings: the Federal Reserve, BOJ, BOE and SNB all meet this week.  None are expected to change policy, although if one might, the BOJ would be the most likely.  The JPY has been on a tear and the Abe government would like to reverse… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 10, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] We are seeing a continuation of yesterday’s market activity, with equities coming under pressure and sovereign bond yields falling around the world.  Commodity prices are falling with equities, and the dollar is strengthening along with the yen.  The weakness we are seeing in equities isn’t anything… Read More »

Daily Comment (June 9, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady and Kaisa Stucke [Posted: 9:30 AM EDT] Signs of a growing rebellion against negative interest rate policies (NIRP) were evident this morning.  The front page story in today’s FT is “Negative Rates Stir Mutiny with Bank Threats to put Cash in Vaults.”  The report indicates that major banks in Europe and Japan are… Read More »

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