Watch Live: Janet Yellen Tells America "Growing Up Poor Makes It Harder To Succeed As An Adult"

This morning Yellen has decided to continue her trolling of the US population, and following her September 2014 speech in which she explained to the poor, that it is important to get rich, in today's speech Yellen tells her audience that “considerable evidence shows that growing up poor makes it harder to succeed as an adult." Maybe it's time to give every baby a million dollars then?

Initial Jobless Claims Surge Most In 10 Months

This trend does not appear to be your friend. Initial Jobless Claims are unchanged since February 2016 after today's 18k spike to 258k. The last 3 weeks have seen a 15% surge in claims - the biggest spike since May 2016 (and before that since Dec 2013).

ISIS Claims London Attacker Was "Soldier Of The Islamic State"

The Islamic State, through its Aaamaq news agency, has claimed responsibility for the Londonattack that killed 4, and said that the London attacker was a "soldier of the Islamic State" and adds that the "attacker responded to call to attack countries of the anti-ISIS coalition."

Frontrunning: March 24

  • Republicans Struggle to Unite on Health Bill (WSJ)
  • Trump Still Negotiating in Bid to Save Healthcare Bill Before Vote (BBG)
  • Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street if healthcare effort stalls (Reuters)
  • High stakes for Trump in vote on healthcare plan (Reuters)
  • GOP Lawmaker Sparks New Battle Over Trump Spy Claim (WSJ)

Italy Falls Out Of Love With The Euro: Beppe Grillo Resurgent In The Polls

Recent polls for Italian politicians supporting the eurozone and EU have collapsed. Pro-Europe polls are highly likely to get worse as a  further splintering of Matteo Renzi’s PD party takes place. It is not out of question for Beppe Grillo’s eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) party to achieve an absolute majority in the next election...

Will Thursday's Final TLTRO Finally Spark Carry Trades?

On Thursday, the ECB will hold its fourth tender under the TLTRO-II (Targeted Long-Term Refinancing Operations) programme. A large take-up is expected. A poll published by Reuters had a  median forecast of EUR 125bn net borrowing, with estimates as high as EUR 300bn. From a rates perspective, what matters is whether these funds will trigger flows into the bond or swap markets as banks set up carry trades.

Economics Of The Standoff Between Turkey And The Netherlands

As the diplomatic squabble between Turkey and the Netherlands continues to fester, concerns are raised about whether — and to what extent — the tensions will harm bilateral relations, particularly in economics where the two countries have robust trade and investment connections.