Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness

On the 1st of January 1999, the ECB assumed responsibility for monetary policy in the euro area, with the primary objective of maintaining price stability, keeping the euro area’s target inflation rate (calculated using the Harmonized Index of Consumer Price, HICP) below, but close to 2% over the medium term. This objective has even been reinforced withContinue reading “Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness”

On the Rollercoaster – Yearly Recap

The 2015 has been a very turbulent year for financial markets globally. Greece, the unpredictable oil rout and weak growth perspective in China repeatedly triggered waves of sell-offs during the last year. Here a closer look at the main characters or events that set the trends this year. S&P 500 Yearly Performance Oil The oilContinue reading “On the Rollercoaster – Yearly Recap”

Turmoil and Hope -APAC, Japan & ASEAN Trends – Sept. 20th 2015

While the Asian financial storm is far from being over, the FED recently decided not to hike up the interest rates as the conditions in the global economy have changed dramatically since the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting.  Federal Funds Rate vs. Bank of  England  Base Rate The Shanghai Stock Exchange Index (SSE) keepsContinue reading “Turmoil and Hope -APAC, Japan & ASEAN Trends – Sept. 20th 2015”