Looking at the events for Tuesday, 06 May 2014, we would have expected to see a normal, quiet trading day. Early in the morning, (for European traders) the RBA was announcing that they decided to maintain the official interest rate unchanged at 2.5%. A few new words in their statement were actually saying the same thing as the last statement said. In my opinion, from this point of view, there were no reasons to quit building long Aussie dollar positions.
If Tuesday would have been a…Continue
Mario Draghi, Shinzo Abe, Haruhiko Kuroda, Mark Carney and Ben Bernanke* are what I call the Backstreet Boys of the Financial Markets. *Janet Yellen is new and she did nothing ‘till now to deserve a place in this music band.
In the last 2 years, the ECB enjoyed the cheapest monetary policy, thanks to Mario Draghi’s magic words “whatever it takes”. While FED, BoE or BoJ had to print money to “save” their economies, investors bought Europe based on the safety…Continue
While most of us were enjoying the weekend, Mario Draghi – the ECB president – hold a press conference in Washington DC. The key of his statement was that a further strengthening of the euro exchange rate would require more loosening in the European Central Bank's monetary policy to keep the overall policy stance as accommodative as it is now. This is the reason for the today’s eur/usd gap.
As usual, he gave no numbers, no thresholds to guide us to understand how much is too much. "I…Continue