Bank of England

Soros' Worst Trade

"...the seller was high-stakes Wall Street investor, George Soros. 'You ought to talk to George about that trade, if he’ll talk to you', Rubin suggests... 'Motty. He was long up the ying yang and he panicked." I just remember it as the day I out-traded the great George Soros."

 

Frontrunning: August 31

  • Katrina Survivors Relive Nightmare (WSJ)
  • Harvey drenches Louisiana, sparks blast at Texas chemical plant (Reuters)
  • Immigration crackdown could slow rebuilding efforts (Reuters)
  • Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash  (BBG)
  • U.S. bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch (Reuters)

Frontrunning: August 29

  • Stocks Drop, Gold Leads Haven Rally on Korea Fears (BBG)
  • Trump heads for Texas as flood waters rise (Reuters)
  • Destruction Tests U.S. Shale (WSJ)
  • Gulf Coast Faces Billions in Damage (WSJ)
  • Harvey Recharges as Crippled Houston Counts the Cost (BBG)

Are Central Banks Nationalizing The Economy?

"Monetization is a perfect system to nationalize the economy passing all the risks of excess spending and imbalances to taxpayers. And it always ends badly... To believe that this time will be different and governments will spend all that massive 'very expensive free money' wisely is simply delusional."

Full Jackson Hole Agenda Released

As expected both Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi are speaking, at 10am and 3pm local ET respectively. What is strange is that while Yellen has only 30 minutes dedicated for her opening remarks, Draghi's luncheon address is a full hour long.

Draghi: Trillions In QE Have Made Economies "More Resilient"

ECB president Mario Draghi said unconventional policies like quantitative easing have been a success both sides of the Atlantic, and the injection of over $10 trillion in liquidity over the past decade has made eEconomies around the world "more resilient."