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How the Fed aims to prevent the next financial crisis using the Standing Repo Facility

At first, I called this post “More on Quarles and the introduction of a standing repo facility”. But that’s not a sexy title is it? That’s because repo isn’t a sexy topic. I think it’s important though. If we have a liquidity crisis though, everyone will be talking about it – because that’s where the financial meltdown would occur. And because repo rates spiked dramatically in September, there’s already a decent amount of buzz in financial circles about it. But repo is very much in...

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On speculation about the ECB restarting QE due to slowing growth

This is one of the occasional free Credit Writedowns posts I write. If you like what you read please consider subscribing to the weekday newsletter. Right now, we are running a limited promotion where you can receive it at a 40% discount. Subscribe now Europe is where the rubber hits the road One narrative that isn’t getting enough press is the one that sees the December Fed rate hike as a policy error. And I want to go into this through a sort of catch-all post about slowing...

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On speculation about the ECB restarting QE due to slowing growth

This is one of the occasional free Credit Writedowns posts I write. If you like what you read please consider subscribing to the weekday newsletter. Right now, we are running a limited promotion where you can receive it at a 40% discount. Subscribe now Europe is where the rubber hits the road One narrative that isn’t getting enough press is the one that sees the December Fed rate hike as a policy error. And I want to go into this through a sort of catch-all post about slowing...

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Are bond investors crying wolf?

In-depth analysis on Credit Writedowns Pro. You are here: Markets » Are bond investors crying wolf? The Absolute Return Letter, June 2015 By Niels Jensen To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.” Margaret Thatcher Investment heavyweights challenge the consensus On a regular basis I challenge the consensus. It is part of my nature, I suppose, but it comes at...

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