Everyone, Act Natural!…and the Economy Will Too?

PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) has a history of being a thought-leader in the financial industry, but their recently released insight–here–on the effects of central banks instituting negative interest rate policy (NIRP) is laughable. Continue reading Everyone, Act Natural!…and the Economy Will Too?

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But what about Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit?

“Saudi Arabia Offers to Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS”–This is further evidence that Saudi Arabia is not the least bit worried about the sustainability of its currency peg to the dollar of 3.75 riyal per dollar.  Despite a 2015 budget deficit of a whopping 15% of GDP due to a decline in oil prices no longer seen as transitory, the kingdom is preparing for further military expenses. Continue reading But what about Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit?

Despite rate liftoff, Fed still thinking internationally

Prior to the summer market turmoil surrounding China’s stock market intervention and currency devaluation, most economists had expected the Federal Reserve’s first rate increase since 2006 to come Continue reading Despite rate liftoff, Fed still thinking internationally

People’s Bank of China again not following the Fed

Not only has the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) not followed in the Federal Reserve’s rate hike footsteps (rather, it began publishing an index of the renminbi Continue reading People’s Bank of China again not following the Fed