Financial Regulation

Meet The Next Fed Chair: The Definitive Cheat Sheet

With the race for the next Fed chair in its final stretch, the three frontrunners to replace Yellen are Kevin Warsh, Jerome Powell, Gary Cohn. But what are their views? Here, courtesy of BofA is the definitive cheat sheet profiling the next Fed chair, whoever that may be.

Spanish Stocks, Bonds, Euro Sink After Catalan Referendum Fiasco; S&P Futures Rise

While S&P futures were modestly higher, rising 0.1% in a quiet session in which China, South Korea, India and Hong Kong were closed for holidays, the Euro, Spanish stocks and bonds were broadly lower as Spain faces its worst constitutional crisis in years following a dramatic, violent crackdown on Sunday's Catalan independence referendum in which 89% of the voters wanted to secede from Spain.

The Petrodollar Is Under Attack: Here's What You Need To Know

"The evidence continues to show that the USDollar is slowly being eroded... and that as these adversarial countries make these developments in unison, there appears to be little the US can do without risking an all-out world war..."

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

Suddenly, "De-Dollarization" Is A Thing

"For what seems like decades, other countries have been tiptoeing away from their dependence on the US dollar. These were challenges to the dollar’s dominance, but they weren’t mortal threats. What’s happening lately, however, is a lot more serious. "

Wall Street Journal Lashes Out At "Our Political Central Bankers"

Janet Yellen didn’t run for President, but you wouldn’t know it from her policy démarche Friday at the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole retreat. The Fed Chair unleashed a defense of post-crisis financial regulation that shows how political the world’s central bankers have become.

Bank of America; "This Could Get Ugly, We Think"

BofA looked at the liquidity structure in the bond market and found that while currently there is little to worry about, it's all thanks to central banks; once the central bank put (or balance sheet) melts away, that's when the real test will take place. And, as BofA puts it "this could get ugly, we think."