Bank of Japan

Frontrunning: September 21

  • Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening (BBG)
  • Bank of Japan Sticks With Easy-Money Settings (WSJ)
  • Bank of Japan board member demands more stimulus (FT)
  • S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risks (Reuters)
  • Boston’s Fate Lies With a Zombie Hurricane as Maria Moves North (BBG)

Deutsche Bank: "This Is The $2.5 Trillion Question"

"The Fed is about to become hugely important for financial assets. If all goes well, nominal core rates will be relatively stable and the dollar gently weaker. There is a good chance it does not go well, however."

1987 Versus 2017: Will History Repeat Or Just Echo?

"...no single event can be blamed for the crash that occurred on October 19, 1987, rather a confluence of factors and events caused a rapid erosion in market confidence. The same can be said in 2017. No single factor indicates conclusively that a stock market correction is imminent, but the risks are out there and merit continued attention..."

Forget Tulips & Bitcoin - Here's The Real Bubble

While the broader market for Swiss stocks has risen modestly this year, one 'entity' has outperformed its peers by such a staggering margin, it has left bamboozled market experts struggling for an explanation...

WTF Chart Of The Day: BoJ Now Owns 75% of Japanese ETFs

While ECB President Mario Draghi faces his own German-bond-market constraints in his hubristic bond-buying-bonanza, cornering him to taper sooner than later; the Bank of Japan appears to have thrown every textbook out of the window and cranked their plunge-protection to '11', as Bloomberg reports, The Bank of Japan now holds 75% of the nation's ETFs.

Will Banks Be "Amazon-ed" By Cryptocurrencies?

"Simply put, will banks be 'Amazon-ed'? Bankers used to think regulation would make financial services less appealing for new entrants. But now the penny is dropping that non-bank rivals can target more profitable areas and skim the cream, leaving regulated banks less profitable..."

Gold Flash-Crashes Below $1300

After the shenanigans in US mega-tech stocks over the last two days and the seemingly well orchestrated melt-up to pre-J-Hole levels in the dollar, why should anyone be surprised that 'someone' decided to try to sell $1.1 billion notional into the Asian open...