The Real Reason Draghi Is Front-Loading Q€ (In 1 'Disappointing' Chart)

When US Macro data started to crumble after QE3 ended last year, and with it US equities, The Fed unleashed Jim Bullard to suggest that QE4 was possible if things deteriorated... and in that moment, everything broke.

 

The last few months have seen expectations of a European recovery dashed as macro data has disappointed greatly - now weaker on the year.

 

So what is Draghi to do? Easy - Fed playbook: unleash Benoit Coeure to suggest moar QE sooner and maintain the illusion of future success in stock prices (even as data collapses)...

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Stocks are up because... fundamentals.