Mario Draghi's "All Talk And No Action" ECB Press Conference - Live Feed

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As we noted previously, there was a low expectation that Mario Draghi would unleash a much-hoped-for QE but we suspect the devil of the dovish details will come in the press conference when the bespectacled banker will prove that open-mouth operations and the promise of "whatever it takes" at some point in the future are just as powerful (for now) as any actual monetary policy. Rates lower for much much longer... studying negative rates... contemplating asset purchases... preparing to fire OMT... Euro is too strong comments... expect a wild ride... EURUSD is at 1.3760 as he starts.


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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:32 | 4620649 medium giraffe
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Fuck you Draghi

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:37 | 4620664 GetZeeGold
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Let's see if anyone gets wise to this being a rebroadcast of the press conference three times ago.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:36 | 4620660 101 years and c...
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why would draghi do any thing other than talk?  2 CB's are already printing to fund the insolvent EU's debt.  the price the EU has to pay for the US and Japan to buy up all of Euro debt is a ridiculously high EUR.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:01 | 4620756 BandGap
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It is better to look good, than it is to feel good. You know who you are darling.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:36 | 4620661 Dubaibanker
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It's called a 'Dog and Pony Show', starring ECB, with main lead of the dashing Mario Draghi. Supporting Role by Angela Merkel and villain is Nigel Farage.../sarc

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:39 | 4620670 Peter Pan
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E.C.B. = Evil Central Bank

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:45 | 4620692 Atomizer
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Never trust a man who wears high heeled shoes. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:15 | 4620696 medium giraffe
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'Unconventional Measures' = Bail In? :)

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:47 | 4620704 Yen Cross
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  Why would Draghi want to do OMT instead of QE? With OMT all the purchases are sterilized, and bond yields at the long end of the curve are already low enough. FFS Italian and Spanish 10s are only 60-70 basis points above the us 10year.

  Plus the Fed. has provided liquidity for European banks to buy European bonds. Sterilizing bond purchases pulls euros out of the system and doesn't allow it to weaken.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:57 | 4620742 medium giraffe
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Sterilising is supposed to keep money supply even I guess...

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:01 | 4620759 Yen Cross
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    He want's a weaker euro and more inflation no? More euros in the sytem are a primary tool to achieve his goal.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:14 | 4620793 medium giraffe
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Well, you would think  so.  He says he wants a weaker Eur, but doesn't set about printing.  He hints at LTRO, but doesn't actually come out and say it.  He says he's happy with the steady rate of inflation, but March HICP is weak.  I have absolutely no idea what he's up to, aside from a policy of blustering on and trying to seem dynamic whilst doing his level best not to tip the boat. (I didn't junk you btw YC).

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:31 | 4620867 Yen Cross
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  I didn't junk you either. Some disgruntled pecker headed shill/troll no doubt.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:50 | 4620715 Colonel Klink
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What a slimey bastard!  As is the case with all Central bankers.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:51 | 4620716 Atomizer
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What more information does this jackass need? The EU is broken. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:57 | 4620744 Seasmoke
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I believe we have seen this movie before.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:05 | 4620766 Yen Cross
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 Europe is so deep in debt/levered up, Draghi is worried about asset repricing if the euro lowers too much, so he'll just jawbone it to death instead. Typical technocratic conehead bankster!

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:07 | 4620773 Atomizer
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Good question on core inflation. 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:15 | 4620799 Piranha
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good point there draghi "the euro area banking system is not market based"

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:31 | 4620862 LawsofPhysics
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A "bank based economy"...


"Correctly priced"  Priced in what motherfucker?  Are these banks marking to market or to fucking fantasy?

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