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Equities Jump Sharply Thanks To Two Assists

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets The major indexes got two assists today, which propelled the markets out of the trading range with the S&P 500 making another assault at the 2,000 level after having been stuck below … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The ECB’s Surprise Interest Rate Cuts Be Followed By QE?

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised markets by announcing cuts in all the three main interest rates after inflation weakened further to a 0.3 percent annual rate in the euro area. A full-fledged quantitative easing might be unveiled after … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will the European Central Banks Initiate QE?

Latest data from he European Union showed annual inflation rate in the euro-zone slowed further to 0.3 percent in July from 0.4 percent in the prior month. A combination of two factors –low import prices, which is a legacy of … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The European Central Bank Be Forced Into QE Next Year?

The European Central Bank is likely to include in their Stress Test the money that commercial banks have raised and the fines they have incurred, said Erik Britton, director at Fathom Consulting. The eurozone final inflation reading for June came … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will The European Central Bank Initiate Quantitative Easing In June?

The Purchasing Managers Index numbers in the 18-member euro zone were disappointing but were equally consistent with an annual growth forecast of about 1.5 percent, which, if achieved, would be great in what has been witnessed in the euro land … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Is The European Central Bank Likely To Cut Refinance Rates In June While Refraining From QE?

The eurozone grew in the first quarter despite no mending of balance-sheets at the macro-level and stagnation in France and the Netherlands, said David Owen, Chief European Economist at Jefferies International.  The building blocks for a sustainable and strong-based recovery … Continue reading

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