Market Response To Tidal Wave Of Central Bank Dovishness

Following BoE Carney's earlier dovishness, and purely by "coincidence" according to Draghi, the ECB has "extended forward guidance" on rates for the first time - once again changing rules and clearly indicating (in spite of his explicit comments that he is not) the ECB's reaction to Fed and BoJ instability introduced into markets. The OMT remains a ghost - but he promises its there if they need it - and negative rates are still on the table. All this jawbone easing (for critically nothing was said apart from no withdrawal of liquidity anytime soon) has sent markets surging higher on a US-market-holiday-induced low liquidity background...

Global Equities...

 

European Bond Spreads...

 

FX Markets...

 

We wait with bated breath to find out the half-life of a combined ECB/BoE jawboning effort...

 

Charts: Bloomberg