The ECB Is Listening to Your Concerns, But Not Really

May 8 2019

Today is Wednesday evening March 27, as I take the S8 metro in Frankfurt toward the airport. On my way, we are informed that for some unforeseen circumstance the metro is being redirected and will not stop at the airport.

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Edin Mujagić

ECB and Fed in Unison: Loose(r) Policy Here to Stay

April 24 2019

“In a dark room, you move with tiny steps. You don’t run, but you do move,” as Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), describes the precarious monetary conditions in the Eurozone. A mistake, in my view, because if you’re unable to see, you inevitably get lost. Thus, if you grope in the dark, it would be wise to keep still and wait until some light enters the room or until your eyes become used to the dark.... »

Edin Mujagić

Silver production is stagnating causing higher shortages

April 18 2019

The production of the largest primary silver mine in the world fell by no less than 15% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to a year ago. At the same time, the price of the white metal isdown, with a price of around 15 dollars an ounce at the time of writing.

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Bart Brands

Gold Heads Lower While Yield Curve Inverts

April 3 2019

Since quite a while ago, I have been anticipating this remarkable moment. The – for me – most important economic warning sign has turned red: the yield curve inverted and, as a consequence, short-term interest rates in the U.S. are now higher than long-term rates. All the while gold prices dropped by twenty dollars, close to a level of $1,290 per troy ounce. Motive? The dollar strengthened to €1.12 and came near a three-week high.... »

Olav Dirkmaat

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